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 the layman, seeking a first introduction to the story of Britain
before the Roman conquest. When I first began to take an interest in prehistory in
my early teens the choice of books available to me was limited. There were a ...

Ancient Britain

Author: Mr James Dyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134745958

Page: 176

View: 719

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.

The Sea Kingdoms

This is a vividly told, dramatic and enlightening account of the oral history, legends and battles of a people whose past stretches back many hundred of years.

The Sea Kingdoms

Author: Alistair Moffat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857901168

Page: 336

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The most powerful representation yet of the race which has repeatedly changed history as we know it' - The Scotsman 'Brimming with interesting facts ... instructive and wide-ranging' - Cal McCrystal, Independent on Sunday 'The best picture of the Celtic race yet written' - South Wales Echo 'Lovingly traces the remnants of a once-powerful people through language, ancient place names, farms, fortresses, harbours and, most of all, through their connection to the sea' - Irish Times Alistair Moffat's journey, from the Scottish islands and Scotland, to the English coast, Wales, Cornwall and Ireland, ignores national boundaries to reveal the rich fabric of culture and history of Celtic Britain which still survives today. This is a vividly told, dramatic and enlightening account of the oral history, legends and battles of a people whose past stretches back many hundred of years. The Sea Kingdoms is a story of great tragedies, ancient myths and spectacular beauty.

History of the Ancient Britons

About the year 1600 appeared that valuable work , Camden's Britannia , in which
the first attempt was made in the early part of the work to reduce into a connected
narrative all that was left by the Classical writers concerning Ancient Britain ...

History of the Ancient Britons

Author: John Allen Giles

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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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

View: 969

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

Life in Ancient Britain

Life in Ancient Britain

Author: Norman Ault

Publisher: Miller Press

ISBN: 1406730602

Page: 272

View: 481

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 Story of Early Britain

Then he attacked the Welsh tribes on his north - western borders , and added the
whole or part of the ancient British ... Picts , who occupied the country north of a
line between the Clyde and the Forth , where THE HISTORY OF NORTHUMBRIA
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The Story of Early Britain

Author: Alfred John Church

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 382

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The Religion of Ancient Britain

Or, A Succinct Account of the Several Religious Systems which Have Obtained in
this Island from the Earliest Times to the Norman Conquest. Including an
Investigation Into the Early Progress of Error in the Christian Church, the
Introduction of ...

The Religion of Ancient Britain

Author: George Smith

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 550

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