Little is known of Boudica's early life. According to the Roman writers, Tacitus and Dio, she was of Royal descent. When her story really began, she was already a queen and had two daughters. Her husband, Prasutagus, was the king of the Icenians, a people who lived in the area corresponding roughly to the modern-day county of Norfolk. However, to understand her story we need to know a little more of what happened before.