The Sunday Yarn ~ Two Queens

Prompt ~

Statue of Boudicca (Boadicea) in London, UK


She killed everyone she found when she reached Londinium. It is speculated that she ended her life by taking poison.

Her spirit wandered in the land of dead for nearly 1800 years for she refused to be born a commoner or bear injustice silently.

The wounded Rani fought valiantly (with her infant son tied to her back) and managed to get through the British army. However, she got stuck at a drain. Her untrained horse failed her and the numerous British soldiers attacked the lone Rani from all sides.

Rani Jhansi1Rani Jhansi Statue in Ahmedabad.

Boadicea was finally reborn as Queen of Jhansi to fight injustice, ironically with another generation of people from the same Londinium.

Words  < 200


Sunday Photo Fiction

Thanks Al for the lovely prompt.


8 thoughts on “The Sunday Yarn ~ Two Queens

  1. We have a statue of that queen on her horse in Pune, if it’s the same one. I think it is. The British were surprised she was a woman when they found her. We knew a family related to her. Well done, Yarnspinnerr. — Suzanne

  2. It is true. History repeats itself, manly because humans refuse to listen.
    I enjoyed looking up Rani Jhansi. And your story makes me wonder how long she will wander until she is reborn and finally can live in peace.

  3. Weave that (hi)story, YS! Love how the two queens merge in that unending cycle of life and rebirth. Seems a fitting “conclusion” (if there ever are any of those) with Boadicea reborn to fight a new human injustice.

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