A History of Ancient Britain

Kobo ebook | September 15, 2011

byNeil Oliver

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Continues Neil's landmark exploration of how our land and its people came to be, which began with the acclaimed A HISTORY OF SCOTLAND.

Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRITAIN 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.

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Continues Neil's landmark exploration of how our land and its people came to be, which began with the acclaimed A HISTORY OF SCOTLAND.Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRITAIN Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to oc...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0297867687

ISBN - 13:9780297867685

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating and unbelievable history I wanted to buy the author's book Coast to Coast which I watch with great interest on the local Knowledge network, but was sold out. Deciding to give his other book a try I am very happy have done so (wish I could see this one on the television).  It is unbelievable how many dig/finds/surprises one does find on that Island (Great Britain/United Kingdom). It would be nice to have all the archaeological finds pictured, but this would be a big tome...and I would buy it! Mr. Oliver's writing is clean, clear and precise.  Looking to read more of his books.
Date published: 2014-03-03