Boadicea & the Boadicea Paterae - London, UK
Posted by: Metro2
N 51° 30.063 W 000° 07.428
30U E 699621 N 5709468
Quick Description: The Boadicea Paterae is a volcanic caldera on the planet Venus.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/19/2012 6:36:42 PM
Waymark Code: WME13Y
Boadicea (also known as Boudica) was queen of the British Iceni...and she led a rebellion against the Roman occupiers in 60 or 61 AD.
Wikipedia (visit link
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"In AD 60 or 61, while the Roman governor, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, was leading a campaign on the island of Anglesey in northern Wales, Boudica led the Iceni people, along with the Trinovantes and others, in revolt. They destroyed Camulodunum (modern Colchester), formerly the capital of the Trinovantes, but now a colonia (a settlement for discharged Roman soldiers) and the site of a temple to the former emperor Claudius, which was built and maintained at local expense. They also routed a Roman legion, the IX Hispana, sent to relieve the settlement.
On hearing the news of the revolt Suetonius hurried to Londinium (London), the twenty-year-old commercial settlement that was the rebels' next target. Concluding that he did not have the numbers to defend the settlement, Suetonius evacuated and abandoned it — Londinium was burnt to the ground, as was Verulamium (St Albans). An estimated 70,000–80,000 people were killed in the three cities (though the figures are suspect). Suetonius, meanwhile, regrouped his forces in the West Midlands and, despite being heavily outnumbered, defeated the Britons in the Battle of Watling Street. The crisis caused the emperor Nero to consider withdrawing all Roman forces from Britain, but Suetonius' eventual victory over Boudica re-secured Roman control of the province. Boudica then either killed herself so she would not be captured, or fell ill and died — the extant sources, Tacitus and Cassius Dio, differ."
As for the Platera, Wikipedia only has this stub article (visit link
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) long list of features on Venus:
"Boadicea Paterae 56.6N 96.5E 220.0 1991 (Boudicca); queen and heroine of Iceni (English Celtic tribe) (d. A.D. 62)." The numbers refer to Latitude, Longitude, Diameter (km,) Year named, respectively.