Sunday, June 04, 2006

Boadicea may have had her chips on site of McDonald's


Archaeologists believe they may have found the final battle site for the warrior queen Boadicea - on the site of a McDonald's restaurant.

Having spent her life in fierce resistance to one empire - the Romans - her last stand is thought to have been overshadowed by another one, this time corporate.

-- Nick Britten in the Telegraph

I didn't even know that Boadicea consumed fast food. No wonder the Romans massacred her troops.

4 comments:

livingjetlag said...

I think there is a statement in there somewhere about the same site being lost to foreign empires at least twice that we know of, now.

J J Cohen said...

Oh, I thought McDonald's was a Scottish chain.

JKW said...

And I seem to remember that another legend says that she's buried under King's Cross railway station.

Author designate said...

It seems poetic was it at Verulaneuam or Camolododunum
To read what she really thought...
http://historyforfun.blogspot.com/