Boadica - Places of Myth and Legend

 
 


Boadica

Location: Ambresbury (Essex) - Hill Fort
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Claimed by some to be her grave (and others, her final battlefield), Boadica has been reported loitering in the area.


 
 


Burial Site

Location: Birmingham (West Midlands) - Metchley Camp, field next to McDonald's, Kings Norton
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: When Roman remains were discovered in this field, a few declared the area to be Boadica's final resting ground. Unfortunately there is nothing to actually indicate that this is the case.


 
 


Cammeringham Light

Location: Cammeringham (Lincolnshire) - Area around Ermine Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950
Further Comments: This large white misty shape has been observed as it travels around the village. Some believe this to be the ghost of Boadicea who fought her final battle nearby.


 
 


Another Battle Site

Location: Church Stowe (Northamptonshire) - Valley west of Church Stowe
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: John Pegg nominated this area as Boadica's final battle site in 2010 after an landscape analysis.


 
 


Boudicca's Graves

Location: Garboldisham Heath (Norfolk) - Soldier's Hill (barrows)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: As it is widely thought that Boudicca resided in this area of Norfolk, these barrows are contenders as the final resting place of the warrior queen.


 
 


Battle

Location: Handley Cross (Dorset) - Exact location unknown
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local tradition says that the Queen of the Iceni fought a battle here, though there is no evidence to confirm this (nor any to disprove it either).


 
 


Boudica's Defeat

Location: High Cross (Leicestershire) - Watling Street and the Fosse Way junction
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is another possible contender for where the warrior queen's army fell.


 
 


John Thurlow Reade

Location: Ipsden (Oxfordshire) - Icknield Way, white memorial stone
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1827?
Further Comments: John's ghost was seen by his mother on the spot now marked by the memorial stone - he had just died in India at roughly the same time of the sighting. The Icknield Way has several more ghosts reported along it, including phantom coaches, shucks, Romans and Boadicea's legion.


 
 


Boadica's Last Stand

Location: Mancetter (Warwickshire) - General area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: First century AD
Further Comments: The village of Mancetter is one of the likely places where Boudicca fought her last battle against the Romans, a fight that cost the Iceni 80,000 men, women and children.


 
 


Boudica's Battle

Location: Messing-cum-Inworth (Essex) - Site known as 'The Rampart'
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Local legend states that this was the site of Boudica's final battle.


 
 


Guiding Light

Location: Nannerch (Clwyd) - Moel Arthur Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An unearthly ball of light is said to periodically appear on the hill to lead treasure hunters to a mass of treasure buried somewhere here. However, once the digging site is reached, a violent storm will spring up and drive the would-be raiders away. The hill is another contender for the final resting place of Boudicca.


 
 


Boadicea's Grave

Location: NW1 (Greater London) - King's Cross Station, Platform 10
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: The final resting ground of the warrior queen is reported to be under this busy platform.


 
 


Boudicca's Grave

Location: NW5 (Greater London) - Parliament Hill Fields
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: A mound here is reputed to be the final resting place of Boudicca.


 
 


Final Battle

Location: Outer London: Stanmore (Greater London) - Stanmore Common
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The common has been named as a contender for the last battle of Boadica, though Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson state this story may have come into being in the nineteenth century.


 
 


Boudica's Defeat?

Location: Paulerspury (Northamptonshire) - Cuttle Mill area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Site still present
Further Comments: This area is another claiming to be the final battle site of Boudica after topographic analysis based on the writings of Tacitus, a historian of the Roman Empire.


 
 


Boadicea

Location: Quidenham (Norfolk) - Low mound, around 300 metres from the church, known as Viking's Mound
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: This site has been named as another contender for the final resting place of Queen Boudicca..


 
 


Queen Boadica and Daughters

Location: Theydon Bois (Essex) - Epping Forest, Iron Age Hillfort
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several old reports exist of Boadica being seen at this location with her daughters, though nothing has appeared recently.


 
 


Roman Soldiers

Location: Trelawnyd (Clwyd) - Gop Carn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1938
Further Comments: Ghostly Roman troops have been reported patrolling the site. Some believe the hill is the final resting place of Boudicca, others say it is that of a Roman general.


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