A History of Ancient Britain

In A History of Ancient Britain, much-loved historian Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival.

A History of Ancient Britain

Author: Neil Oliver

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297867687

Page: 396

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Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A History of Ancient Britain, much-loved historian Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival. There has been human habitation in Britain, regularly interrupted by Ice Ages, for the best part of a million years. The last retreat of the glaciers 12,000 years ago brought a new and warmer age and with it, one of the greatest tsunamis recorded on Earth which struck the north-east of Britain, devastating the population and flooding the low-lying plains of what is now the North Sea. The resulting island became, in time, home to a diverse range of cultures and peoples who have left behind them some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic monuments in the world. Through what is revealed by the artefacts of the past, Neil Oliver weaves the epic story - half a million years of human history up to the departure of the Roman Empire in the Fifth Century AD. It was a period which accounts for more than ninety-nine per cent of humankind's presence on these islands. It is the real story of Britain and of her people.

Ancient Britain

This book is for anyone starting out to understand the prehistoric life of Britain from the first human occupation 450,000 years ago, until the Roman conquest in AD 43.

Ancient Britain

Author: James Dyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134745966

Page: 176

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This book is for anyone starting out to understand the prehistoric life of Britain from the first human occupation 450,000 years ago, until the Roman conquest in AD 43. James Dyer here succeeds in bringing to life a thriving picture of the people and customs of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, based on the sometimes sparse clues presented by prehistoric archaeological sites across Britain. For many readers, Ancient Britain will provide the first chance to get to grips with the present state of our knowledge of prehistoric agriculture, settlement, trade and ritual. The rise of power, with the development of a class system at the hands of the first metal users, is charted through to the growth of wealth and the emergence of a warlike and advanced Iron Age society - a society that was nonetheless unable to withstand the might of Rome. With over 130 illustrations and photographs, including a number of specially drawn reconstructions, this highly visual book is an ideal primer for all students of prehistory and all those who are simply interested in the subject.

Ancient Britain for Kids

All of the facts and trivia about Ancient Britain. From the Stone Age to the Iron Age and the arrival of the Romans, this is an entertaining read for young, curious minds. There is a quiz at the end to test how much has been learned.

Ancient Britain for Kids

Author: Keith Goodman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 66

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Introducing: Ancient Britain for KidsLiving History A captivating look at life in Ancient Britain. All of the facts and trivia about Ancient Britain. From the Stone Age to the Iron Age and the arrival of the Romans, this is an entertaining read for young, curious minds. There is a quiz at the end to test how much has been learned. What people are saying about Keith Goodman's books.Goodreads Excellent books that not only improve reading ability but educate. Post Online Very well presented and I particularly enjoyed the quiz at the end. Island EBooks Simple, easy to read, and full of interesting facts. What more can a parent ask? Online Review With less emphasis on pictures and more emphasis on reading and developing initial reading vocabulary, this series will capture most kid's imagination and encourage them to read more. The large print makes the reading more inviting.

A History of Roman Britain

'One could not ask for a more meticulous or scholarly assessment of what Britain meant to the Romans, or Rome to Britons, than Peter Salway's Monumental Study' Frederick Raphael, Sunday Times From the invasions of Julius Caesar to the ...

A History of Roman Britain

Author: Peter Salway

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192801388

Page: 594

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'One could not ask for a more meticulous or scholarly assessment of what Britain meant to the Romans, or Rome to Britons, than Peter Salway's Monumental Study' Frederick Raphael, Sunday Times From the invasions of Julius Caesar to the unexpected end of Roman rule in the early fifth century AD and the subsequent collapse of society in Britain, this book is the most authoritative and comprehensive account of Roman Britain ever published for the general reader. Peter Salway's narrative takes into account the latest research including exciting discoveries of recent years, and will be welcomed by anyone interested in Roman Britain.

Life in Ancient Britain

Originally published in 1897, this early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today.

Life in Ancient Britain

Author: Norman Ault

Publisher: Miller Press

ISBN: 1406730602

Page: 272

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Originally published in 1897, this early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Contents include; The function of Latin, Chansons De Geste, The Matter of Britain, Antiquity in Romance, The making of English and the settlement of European Prosody, Middle High German Poetry, The 'Fox, ' The 'Rose, ' and the minor Contributions of France, Icelandic and Provencal, The Literature of the Peninsulas, and Conclusion..... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwor

The Image of Antiquity

Investigates how Ancient Britain was imagined in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and what part the visual arts played in that process.

The Image of Antiquity

Author: Sam Smiles

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies

ISBN: 9780300058147

Page: 252

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Investigates how Ancient Britain was imagined in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and what part the visual arts played in that process.