A History of Ancient Britain

by Neil Oliver

Biography / Autobiography History

A History of Ancient Britain Synopsis

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.

A History of Ancient Britain Press 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

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ISBN: 9780297863328
Publication date: 15/09/2011
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780297863328
Publication date: 15th September 2011
Author: Neil Oliver
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, History,

About 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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