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An immensely detailed and thorough study of seven centuries of British kingdoms and their neighbours Not the easiest book to score, this is the first part of a history of Wales and, for many people, it will be a specialist reference text. I got a huge amount from it (hence the 5*) but that does… Darllen rhagor
The Anglo-Saxon settlement stories for Kent, Sussex and Wessex have too much in common to ring entirely true. Nevertheless, a wholesale rejection of them might still be unwise. Kent According to Gildas the British invited the Germanic tribes in to help them with raiders from the North. It has long been assumed that these were… Darllen rhagor
Britannia – the failed state – Part 4: Ethnic conflict, financial meltdown and the last years of Roman Britain
Ethnic conflict, financial meltdown and the last years of Roman Britain Sometime around 370 there was a marked change in Roman Britain’s economic indicators. This is most obvious in what had been one of the most prosperous areas: the region immediately to the south of Cirencester. There was a sudden rush of coin hoarding in… Darllen rhagor
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