Today in sixty-two C.E.: Queen Boadicea of Iceni in eastern Britain commits suicide rather than be captured by Roman troops. The Romans began taking over Boadicea’s kingdom last year when her husband died. They publicly beat her and raped her two daughters. In response to this brutality, Boadicea raised an army and led a revolt against the Romans.
Leading her troops into battle, Boadicea rode a chariot and wielded a sword with her daughters beside her. They sacked Colchester, Saint Albans and London – the three largest Roman encampments in England, and annihilated the famous Ninth Legion. But all the Romans in Britain rallied to defeat Boadicea’s undisciplined troops, killing thousands of her people.
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Tonight is the second part of a Community Environmental Forum series, exploring innovations and issues of waste management in communities across Wisconsin, and in some of our largest institutions: university campuses. Tonight is “Creating New Markets and Value for Waste.” Free and open to the public, this is from 5:30 to 7pm, in Room 1153 Mechanical Engineering, at 1513 University Avenue. For more info, call Molly at 265-6712.
The University of Wisconsin Arboretum has openings for volunteers to help with projects in the prairies and forests, on the trails, and in the gardens. Tools and training provided for all volunteer positions. For more info, contact Judy at email@example.com or 608-262-5604.