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1 FAMOUS PEOPLE LESSON 7: Boudica and Winston Churchill Balestra School WorkshopsBalestra School Workshops proudly presents..

2 BOUDICA Boudica was born around the time of the Roman invasion in Britain in 43 AD and became the Queen of the Iceni tribe.

3 BOUDICA They lived in this area of Britain shown on the map but in 61 AD her husband, Prasutagus, died and left half of his land to the Romans and the other half to Boudica’s daughters.

4 BOUDICA Boudica was angry about the Romans getting her land so she formed an army to fight back.

5 BOUDICA She destroyed three Roman towns where the British towns of Colchester, St Albans and London are today, killing 70,000 Romans and their supporters.

6 BOUDICA Eventually she was defeated and captured by the Roman general Paulinus in a famous battle called ‘The battle of Watling street’.

7 BOUDICA Instead of being taken prisoner, Boudica took poison to kill herself so the Romans couldn’t take her back to Rome as a prize.

8 Boudica was famous for standing up to the Roman invaders and almost driving them out of Britain. SUMMARY: SO WHY WAS BOUDICA FAMOUS?

9 INTERESTING FACTS  Queen Victoria had a stature built of Boudica and placed next to the houses of Parliament.  Many people think Boudica had red hair, but the only mention of this is from a man called Cassius Dio, who called her ‘Tawny-haired’ 150 years after she died!

10 WINSTON CHURCHILL Winston Churchill was born on the 30 th November 1874 to a rich English family.

11 WINSTON CHURCHILL It was soon clear that he liked adventure, so in 1899 he became a writer for a newspaper covering a war called the ‘Boer War’ in Africa.

12 WINSTON CHURCHILL He had many adventures, including getting captured and escaping on a stolen horse!

13 WINSTON CHURCHILL When the First World started in 1914, the government gave Churchill the title ‘First Lord of the Admiralty’ and put him in charge of the navy.

14 WINSTON CHURCHILL But Churchill’s greatest triumph was as the British Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945, when the country was fighting Germany in the Second World War.

15 WINSTON CHURCHILL He led the country through some very difficult times such as..

16 WINSTON CHURCHILL.. the retreat from Dunkirk, when the British army was saved by 933 small ships.

17 WINSTON CHURCHILL.. the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force protected the country from German planes..

18 WINSTON CHURCHILL.. and D-day, when 160,00 soldiers landed in France to start to defeat the Germans.

19 He was famous because he led and inspired British people during one of the worst times in their history, leading to the defeat of Nazi Germany. SUMMARY: SO WHY WAS WINSTON CHURCHILL FAMOUS?

20 INTERESTING FACT  Winston Churchill was well known for a famous speech called ‘the Few’, about the brave pilots in the Battle of Britain.  He loved cigars!

21 QUICK QUIZ: WHO DID WHAT? BOUDICA? OR WINSTON CHURCHILL?

22 WHO FOUGHT THE ROMANS? BOUDICA? OR WINSTON CHURCHILL?

23 WHO FOUGHT THE ROMANS? BOUDICA? OR WINSTON CHURCHILL?

24 WHO LIKED CIGARS? BOUDICA? OR WINSTON CHURCHILL?

25 WHO LIKED CIGARS? BOUDICA? OR WINSTON CHURCHILL?

26 WHO WAS CAPTURED AND ESCAPED? BOUDICA? OR WINSTON CHURCHILL?

27 WHO WAS CAPTURED AND ESCAPED? BOUDICA? OR WINSTON CHURCHILL?

28 WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE HAD RED HAIR? BOUDICA? OR WINSTON CHURCHILL?

29 WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE HAD RED HAIR? BOUDICA? OR WINSTON CHURCHILL?

30 WHO MADE A FAMOUS SPEECH ABOUT ‘THE FEW’? BOUDICA? OR WINSTON CHURCHILL?

31 WHO MADE A FAMOUS SPEECH ABOUT ‘THE FEW’? BOUDICA? OR WINSTON CHURCHILL?

32 THANK YOU FOR WATCHING THIS PRESENTATION Brought to you by Balestra School Workshops, providing brilliantly fun workshops in the comfort of your primary school ALL WORKSHOPS: ROMANS: VICTORIAN INVENTIONS: WW1: WW2: SPACEMAN: SCIENCE: SWORD FENCING:


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