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EARLY BRITAIN A HISTORY OF INVASIONS. Summary 1.The CeltsThe Celts 2.The RomansThe Romans 3.The Anglo-SaxonsThe Anglo-Saxons 4.The NormansThe Normans.

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1 EARLY BRITAIN A HISTORY OF INVASIONS

2 Summary 1.The CeltsThe Celts 2.The RomansThe Romans 3.The Anglo-SaxonsThe Anglo-Saxons 4.The NormansThe Normans

3 700/600 B.C. Celts appear in Britain

4 Druids worshipped the Sun and Moon at Stonehenge Stonehenge

5 Celtic tradition

6 Celtic House

7 Celtic cross

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9 The Romans In 55-54 Julius Caesar reaches Britain In 43 Emperor Claudius invades Britain and accomplishes the conquest

10 Hadrian’s Wall The Roman advance was halted south of what is now the border between England and Scotland. The Scottish refused to be colonized and Emperor Hadrian built a wall to keep raiders out of Roman Britain

11 HADRIAN'S WALL is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain. It is the best known frontier in the entire Roman Empire and stands as a reminder of past glories of one of the world's greatest civilisations. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1987, Hadrian's Wall ranks alongside the Taj Mahal and other treasures of the great wonders of the world. Spanning nearly 2,000 years of history, dramatic and wild landscapes, towns and cities, a visit to Hadrian's Wall is a must for anyone living in or visiting the North of England. Forts, museums and events bring Roman history to life, walks lead you through spectacular countryside. Time spent exploring this unique Roman heritage in its ever changing setting will leave you with an unparalleled sense of awe and wonder. NEW* Win A Break on Hadrian's Wall: rules for entrants to our "Walker's Guide" competition. or other enquiries, please contact us at info@hadrians-wall.orgWin A Break on Hadrian's Wallinfo@hadrians-wall.org

12 "It is the land of far horizons, where the piled or drifted shapes of gathered vapour are for ever moving along the farthest ridge of hills, like the procession of long primeval ages that is written in tribal mounds and Roman camps and Border towers on the breast of Northumberland." GM Trevelyan

13 410 the Romans leave Britain Jutes, Angles and Saxons invade Britain

14 The Anglo-Saxons established 7 Kingdoms in Britain: Northumbria Mercia East Anglia Essex Kent Sussex Wessex The anglo- Saxon kingdoms

15 King Arthur He leds the Celtic Britons in their resistance against the Saxon invaders

16 Alfred the Great He was the greatest Anglo-Saxon king and came from Wessex. He translated latin works in Anglo-Saxon language.

17 1066 The Normans invade Britain


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