Cornered and Scared, Roman Soldiers are Comforted by a Leader.

by Daniel Russ on April 12, 2019

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In 61 AD, a new precept took the place of Prasutagus in Brittania. Prasutagus had a good working relationship with the Iceni people in Brittania. When he died, and the Romans installed Suetonious as the new precept, he failed at establishing a relationshiop with the Iceni. He brutalized Boudica, the windowed Queen.

So she led a rebellion that pushed Rome out of East Anglia.

Tacitus also wrote of Suetonius addressing his legionaries:

“Ignore the racket made by these savages. There are more women than men in their ranks. They are not soldiers—they’re not even properly equipped. We’ve beaten them before and when they see our weapons and feel our spirit, they’ll crack. Stick together. Throw the javelins, then push forward: knock them down with your shields and finish them off with your swords. Forget about plunder. Just win and you’ll have everything.”[17]

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