Showing posts with label BRITISH HISTORY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BRITISH HISTORY. Show all posts

17 June 2011

EARLY BRITISH KINGDOMS (NON-GERMANIC)

Published by Kenneth S. Doig


The Kingdoms of what is now modern Wales came about by several means after Roman officialdom left the British shores. The Irish began to immigrate on a grand scale. The sons of the Emperor Magnus Maximus used them to keep control of Southern Wales. While North Wales was taken by Cunedda Wledig who was intent on driving the Irish out. Eastern Wales and the adjoining area of what became England was the homeland of the usurper, Vortigern, and here his sons continued to hold sway.

15 June 2011

TIMELINE OF BRITISH (NON-GERMANIC) CELTIC HISTORY

Tiranis, Celtic Thunder-god

Published by Kenneth S. Doig

BC
c.5000 - Neolithic (new stone age) Period begins; first evidence of farming appears; stone axes, antler combs, pottery in common use.

c.4000 - Construction of the "Sweet Track" (named for its discoverer, Ray Sweet) begun; many similar raised, wooden walkways were constructed at this time providing a way to traverse the low, boggy, swampy areas in the Somerset Levels, near Glastonbury; earliest-known camps or communities appear (ie. Hembury, Devon).

PRE-ROMAN BRITAIN TO THE BEGINNINGS OF THE GERMANIC INVASIONS



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Some images added by K.S. Doig


Pre-Roman BritainThough the scribes that accompanied the Roman invaders of Britain gave us the first written history of the land that came to be known as England, its history had already been writ large in its ancient monuments and archaeological findings.

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