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A History of Ancient Britain by Neil Oliver
  

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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. 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.

Synopsis

A History of Ancient Britain by Neil Oliver

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.

Reviews

'Five stars - Behind Neil Oliver's dark-haired, professionally Celtic looks lies a serious archaeologist intent on telling you everything about our country's history' -- Peter Marren BBC COUNTRYFILE MAGAZINE

'This is a fascinating piece of little-explored history' CATHOLIC HERALD

About the Author

Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian and broadcaster best 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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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Neil Oliver

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www.neiloliver.com/

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Hardback

Categories

History
Biography / Autobiography


ISBN

9780297863328

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