A History of Ancient Britain

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Who were the first Britons? Famed archaeologist Neil Oliver answers that question and more, excavating the past to weave an epic story of half-a-million years, from the mists of prehistory to the departure of the Roman Empire in the fifth century AD. As gripping as any novel, filled with fascinating facts and charismatic figures, this is popular history at its finest--a fitting monument to a land that has been home to an extraordinarily diverse...
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Overview

Who were the first Britons? Famed archaeologist Neil Oliver answers that question and more, excavating the past to weave an epic story of half-a-million years, from the mists of prehistory to the departure of the Roman Empire in the fifth century AD. As gripping as any novel, filled with fascinating facts and charismatic figures, this is popular history at its finest--a fitting monument to a land that has been home to an extraordinarily diverse range of cultures and peoples.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780297863328
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 632,088
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Oliver is a Scottish archeaologist, historian and broadcaster known for his distinctive voice and long black hair and as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning documentary series COAST. His 10-part 'bold, pugnacious and authoritative' History of Scotland on BBC2 was a critical success as was the book of the same name that accompanied it.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgements xiii

Introduction xvii

1 Ice 1

2 Ancestors 50

3 Cosmology 93

4 Bronze 135

5 Iron 178

6 Warriors 222

7 Invasion 267

8 Romans 309

Bibliography 353

Index 363

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