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Boadicea

the 12th song of the album The Celts (1992), composed and performed by Enya
Boadicea meaning victorious, was Queen of the Iceni, people who inhabited roughly what is now Norfolk. They initially were not part of the territory under direct Roman control, having voluntarily allied themselves to Rome following Claudius' conquest of AD 43. Boadicea has since remained an important cultural symbol in the United Kingdom. Boadicea has been the subject of two feature films, the 1928 film Boadicea and 2003's Boudica (Warrior Queen in the USA), a UK TV film written by Andrew Davies. She has also been the subject of a 1978 British TV series, Warrior Queen.
 

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"I could have been more famous if I did all the glitzy things, but celebrity always seemed so unnecessary," Enya says. "Fame and success are very different things, anyway. The music sold itself before anybody knew who I was, so I felt I had a choice. I told the record company I didn't feel the need to be out there at red-carpet events. I wanted a career. But I wanted to keep myself intact as a person." When it comes to children, she notes that she has plenty of nieces and nephews, and she's also a surrogate aunt to the Ryans' two daughters, Ebony and Persia, now grown up. The couple are a decade and more older than Enya, and over the years have been variously accused of manipulating her and keeping her from the real world. It's clear that she relies on them heavily, but having seen her steely resolve over her stalkers, it's hard to imagine her being anyone's puppet. "It's a huge thing to have someone like that who believes in you from day one," is all she will say on the relationship, and when they come up in our conversation she refers to them not as her management team but as "my friends". (The Times Magazine, Dec. 2005)
 
Also, you are invited to watch others Enya videos as Amarantine, And Winter Came, Anywhere Is, Book Of Days, Caribbean Blue, Evening Falls, How Can I Keep From Singing, It's In The Rain, My! My! Time Flies!, On My Way Home, Only If, Only Time, Orinoco Flow, Storms In Africa, The Celts, The Memory of Trees, Trains And Winter Rains, Wild Child, Aldebaran, I Want Tomorrow, March of the Celts, Deireadh an Tuath, The Sun in the Stream, To Go Beyond, Fairytale, Epona, Triad: St Patrick Cu Chulainn Oisin, Portrait, Boadicea, Bard Dance, Dan y Dwr, Journey of the Angels, White is in the Winter Night, O come, O come, Emmanuel, Dreams are More Precious, Last Time by Moonlight, One Toy Soldier, Stars and Midnight Blue, The Spirit of Christmas Past, Silent Night Oíche Chiúin (Chorale),