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A History of Ancient Britain by Neil Oliver
  

A History of Ancient Britain

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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.

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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.

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Oliver, an archaeologist whose long black hair and piercing gaze has earned him a superstar status, is a fascinating guide. THE LADY Neil Oliver's love of his subject shines through. SOUTH WALES ARGUS Above all, Oliver is a great storyteller, and what a tale it is CHOICE


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

11th September 2012

Author

Neil Oliver

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www.neiloliver.com/

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Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

History
Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
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Ancient history: to c 500 CE

ISBN

9780753828861

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