Monthly Archives: September 2003

Warrior Queen Burial

Warrior queen is unearthed:

A 1,500-year-old Anglo-Saxon “warrior queen” has been found buried just two feet under the surface of a county field.

Lincolnshire’s own 6ft tall “Boadicea” has been described as one of the best Anglo-Saxon finds of its kind in the county.

She was still holding her shield and had a dagger at her side when she was found. On either side of her at the site just outside Lincoln were the remains of a man and a woman who were possibly her attendants.

The woman was wearing an amber necklace and had her feet bound together with rope. The male companion was buried with his hand over a pot.

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