Britain Begins book

Britain Begins book

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The last Ice Age, which came to an end about 12,000 years ago, swept the bands of hunter gatherers from the face of the land that was to become Britain and Ireland, but as the ice sheets retreated and the climate improved so human groups spread slowly northwards, re-colonizing the land that had been laid waste. From that time onwards Britain and Ireland have been continuously inhabited and the resident population has increased from a few hundreds to more than 60 million.

Britain Begins is nothing less than the story of the origins of the British and the Irish peoples, from around 10,000BC to the eve of the Norman Conquest. Using the most up to date archaeological evidence together with new work on DNA and other scientific techniques which help us to trace the origins and movements of these early settlers, Barry Cunliffe offers a rich narrative account of the first islanders - who they were, where they came from, and how they interacted one with another.

Written By Barry Cunliffe


"A great resource for reading and research into the origins of Britain and Ireland. In depth and analytical whilst also enjoyable and accessible reading. Highly recommended for students of history and / or archaeology or armchair historians." -Kendal (Tour Guide & Service Assistant)

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 568
Dimensions: 246 x 190 x 26 mm

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