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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, Mi .
Written in English


  • Great Britain -- Historiography,
  • Great Britain -- History -- To 1066

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The Physical Object
Pagination252 leaves ;
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16201232M

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Roman Britain (55 B.C. – 5th century A.D.) Britain became a sphere of Roman interest in the 1st century B.C. Julius Ceasar attempted to conquer Britain twice, in 55 and 54 B.C., his main aim being to prevent the Britons from providing their kinsmen in . The following list of legendary kings of Britain derives predominantly from Geoffrey of Monmouth's circa work Historia Regum Britanniae ("the History of the Kings of Britain"). Geoffrey constructed a largely fictional history for the Britons (ancestors of the Welsh, the Cornish and the Bretons), partly based on the work of earlier medieval historians like Gildas, . Its a brilliantly written book, an incredibly comprehensive look at the vast panopoly of British history both domestic and foreign. Bear in mind as you read that the author, Mr. AD Innes, is writing before the First World war, at a time when no-one really envisaged an end to the British Empire or a diminishing role for Britain on the world stage.   A History of Britain Simon Schama BBC Publications £25, pp Buy it at BOL. Macaulay once wrote that it was his ambition to 'produce something which shall for a few days supersede the last.

  A History of Ancient Britain is nothing less than a thoughtful, fascinating and enlivening account of life in ancient Britain, starting way back with the ice ages and leading up to the time of the Romans. Neil Oliver reveals the incredible extent of the layers of human occupation of Britain, referring to 'deep time' as the sense of the massive /5. The Making of Modern Britain and A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr provide, in my opinion, the best general history of Britain in the 20th century. Each book covers political, economic and social history written in Marr's unique style; you can almost hear Marr's voice reading the history to you as you peruse the paragraphs and prose Cited by: The makers and performers were bards (British/Welsh) and scops (Germanic), elite professionals attached to royal or noble courts to praise the heroes of legendary history. Prose tales first emerged in Britain: the intricate Mabinogi quartet about princely families, notably anti-war in theme, and the romantic adventure Culhwch and Olwen. The history of the British Army spans over three and a half centuries since its founding in and involves numerous European wars, colonial wars and world wars. From the late 17th century until the midth century, the United Kingdom was the greatest economic and imperial power in the world, and although this dominance was principally achieved through the strength of the .