Boudica, also known as Boadicea, was leader of the Iceni tribe in England, and led a revolt against Roman rule during the first century AD. The immediate cause was the Romans’ mistreatment of Boudica and her daughters, but other British peoples supported the rising, which saw tens of thousands of deaths and the destruction of Roman settlements before the uprising was defeated by the Roman governor Suetonius Paulinus. Boudica died by suicide or of illness shortly afterwards. Despite the savagery of the uprising, Boudica is regarded by many in England and Wales as a heroine. Boudicca died c.AD 60.