A Brief Survey of British History

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byGeorge Townsend Warner

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... SYNOPSIS. I-THE RACES OF BRITAIN. i. The Early Peoples of Britain. The earliest races that lived in Britain were sav;iges; their bones and tools are sometimes found in caves. They were followed by The Celts, of whom there were two main branches: 1, The Gaels, from whom are descended the I rink and the Scottish Highlanders. 2. The Britons, from whom the Welsh are descended. ii. The Roman Occupation of Britain, 43 A D-410. 1. The Celts of Britain aided their kinsmen in Gaul in their resistance to Rome, and Julius Caesar crossed the Channel to show the power of Roman arms. Curiosity about an almost unknown land, and desire to share in the wealth of its tin mines, also drew the Romans to Britain. 2. But the Romans determined to annex Britain only in 43 A.d. 3. The northern limits of the Roman Province in Britain were fixed by Hadrian's Wall from the Sol way to the Tyne, separating the province from the Piets of North Britain. 4 The most serious revolt of the Britons against Roman power was that of Queen Boadicea, who destroyed Colchester, St. Albans, and London. 5. Results of the Roman Occupation: (1) Country divided into provinces, and the country pacified. (2) Marshes drained, forests cleared, agriculture improved. (3) Copper and tin mines worked. (4) Towns built--Eboracum (York), Lindum ( Lincoln), Londinium (London), Aquie SiuMg (Bath), Ac, (5) Numerous public buildings--theatres, baths, temples, and vilhis for private individuals. (6) Great roads constructed for military and commercial purposes. (7) Roman dress, manners, and language adopted by upper classes. (8) Christianity introduced. 6. Traces of Roman occupation still found in Britaiu: (1) Remains of camps, roads, temples, baths, pottery, &c. (2) Latin words in place-names like Doucaster, Winchester...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... SYNOPSIS. I-THE RACES OF BRITAIN. i. The Early Peoples of Britain. The earliest races that lived in Britain were sav;iges; the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021743195X

ISBN - 13:9780217431958

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