In 62 BC most of England was under the thumb of the Romans. Queen Boudica was married to King Prasutagus of the semi-autonomous Iceni tribe in the east. When the king died he bequeathed half his kingdom to his young wife and her two daughters and half to Emperor Nero to appease Rome. Thinking they could intimidate the young woman into complete submission the Romans promptly flogged Queen Boudica tortured her daughters and stole her lands. Boudica took up the sword rallied her Iceni warriors and went on a rampage.