The Tribes Of Britain

Author : David Miles
ISBN : 0753817993
Genre : History
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The diverse peoples of Britain and Ireland are revealed not only by physical characteristics but also through structures and settlements, place names and dialects. Using the latest genetic and archaeological research, the author shows how different peoples traded, settled and conquered, establishing the 'tribal' and regional roots still apparent today. Its vast scope considers the impact of prehistoric peoples and Celtic tribes, Romans and Vikings, Saxons and Normans, Jews and Huguenots, as well as the increasing population movements of the last century.
Category: History

The Tribes Of Britain

Author : David Miles
ISBN : 0297830864
Genre : History
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The diverse peoples of Britain and Ireland are revealed not only by physical characteristics but also through structures and settlements, place names and dialects. Using the latest genetic and archaeological research, the author shows how different peoples traded, settled and conquered, establishing the 'tribal' and regional roots still apparent today. Romans and Vikings, Saxons and Normans, Jews and Huguenots, as well as the increasing population movements of the last century.
Category: History

Dent S Modern Tribes

Author : Susie Dent
ISBN : 9781473623880
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Did you know that . . . a soldier's biggest social blunder is called jack brew - making yourself a cuppa without making one for anyone else? That twitchers have an expression for a bird that can't be identified - LBJ (the letters stand for Little Brown Job)? Or that builders call plastering the ceiling doing Lionel Richie's dancefloor? Susie Dent does. Ever wondered why football managers all speak the same way, what a cabbie calls the Houses of Parliament, or how ticket inspectors discreetly request back-up? We are surrounded by hundreds of tribes, each speaking their own distinct slanguage of colourful words, jokes and phrases, honed through years of conversations on the battlefield, in A&E, backstage, or at ten-thousand feet in the air. Susie Dent has spent years interviewing hundreds of professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts, and the result is an idiosyncratic phrasebook like no other. From the Freemason's handshake to the publican's banter, Dent's Modern Tribes takes us on a whirlwind tour of Britain, decoding its secret languages and, in the process, finds out what really makes us all tick.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A History Of Ancient Britain

Author : Neil Oliver
ISBN : 9780297867685
Genre : History
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Continues Neil's landmark exploration of how our land and its people came to be, which began with the acclaimed A HISTORY OF SCOTLAND. 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. 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. 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.
Category: History

Tribes Of Ancient Britain

Author : Books Llc
ISBN : 1155968115
Genre : History
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: Gododdin, Dumnonii, Silures, Cornovii, Attacotti, Novantae, Selgovae, Belgae, Brigantes, Atrebates, Caledonians, Catuvellauni, Iceni, Dobunni, Damnonii, Votadini, Roman client kingdoms in Britain, Durotriges, Trinovantes, Parisii, Corieltauvi, Cantiaci, Setantii, Iron Age tribes in Britain, Regnenses, Ordovices, Cassi, Epidii, Ancalites, Venicones, Deceangli, Demetae, Carvetii, Cenimagni, Maeatae, Vacomagi, Taexali, Creones, Segontiaci, Decantae, Carnonacae, Lugi, Caereni, Smertae, Bibroci. Excerpt: The Dumnonii or Dumnones were a British Celtic tribe who inhabited Dumnonia, the area now known as Devon and Cornwall in the farther parts of the South West peninsula of Britain, from at least the Iron Age up to the early Saxon period. They were bordered to the east by the Durotriges. William Camden, in his 1607 edition of "Britannia," describes Cornwall and Devon as being two parts of the same 'country' which: "was in ancient time inhabited by those Britains whom Solinus called Dunmonii, Ptolomee Damnonii, or (as we find in some other copies) more truly Danmonii. ... . But... the Country of this nation is at this day divided into two parts, known by later names of Cornwall and Denshire ... The near or hithermore region of the Danmonians that I spake of is now commonly called Denshire, by the Cornish-Britains 'Dewnan', and by the Welsh Britains 'Duffneint', that is, 'low valleys', for that the people dwell for the most part beneath in Vales; by the English Saxons 'Deven-schire', whereof grew the Latin name 'Devonia', and by that contraction which the vulgar people useth, 'Denshire'." William Camden had learnt some Welsh during the course of his studies and it would appear that he is the origin of the interpretation of Dumnonii as "deep valley dwellers" from his understanding of the Welsh of his time. An alternative deriv...
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Whence Came They

Author : Vaughan E. Hansen
ISBN : 1555174299
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Whence Came They? Israel, Britain and the Restoration has grown out of the author's intense desire to learn the source of the strength, the character and the nobility that was so much a part of our ancestors of the restoration.His research brought forth legends, traditions and written documents covering nearly 4,500 years. the author saw a pattern suggesting that early Britains and cousins in Scandinavia, northern Europe and western Asia were Hebrews and Israelites with a strong culture and a firm religious belief as a covenant people.Whence Came They? considers the panorama of Israel's dispersion and migrations to the Isles of the Sea and looks at struggles for survival, the sources of strength to resist aggression, and the impacts of prophets and inspired leaders. Distinctive emblems belonging to each tribe of Israel are identified along with leading roles now being played by specific tribes of Israel and sequential steps in the Gathering of Israel.The reader will find a deeper appreciation for his own ancestry and heritage, as well as sensing an increased responsibility to his posterity.God's covenant Israel has been led to places of refuge, protected and defended, given prophetic guidance, and assigned a key role in the gathering of scattered Israel and in the restoration of the gospel in its fullness for the ushering in of the millennium.

The Road To Somewhere

Author : David Goodhart
ISBN : 9781849047999
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The political era one is living through always feels messy and fragmented from the inside. But looking back from the future, the first two decades of the 21st century will come to be seen as the moment when the politics of culture and identity rose to challenge the previous politics of leftand right. David Goodhart's searing analysis considers this shift through his novel paradigm of the "nowhere" class and the "somewhere" class.Members of the "Nowhere" class dominate our culture and society. They tend to do well at school, then usually move from home to a boarding university in their late teens and on to a career in the professions that might take them to a capital city or even abroad for a year or two. Such people haveportable "achieved' identities, based on educational and career success, which makes them generally comfortable with new places and people. The"Somewhere" people are by definition more rooted and have ascribed identities based on group belonging and particular places, which is why they often find rapid change disturbing. One core group of Somewheres are often "left behind" - mainly older white working class men with little education.They have lost economically with the decline of well paid jobs for people with little education and culturally, too, with the disappearance of a distinctive working-class culture and the marginalization of their social conservatism in the public conversation. However Somewhere ambivalence aboutrecent social trends spreads far beyond this core group and is shared by many in all social classes.The broad ideology of Nowhere people can be characterized as "progressive individualism." By contrast, the Somewheres are more socially conservative by instinct. This book will contend that the Nowhere people have counted for too much in the past generation and populist parties, such as the TeaParty, have emerged in part as a democratic counter-balance to that dominance. In a democracy the Somewheres cannot, however, be ignored.

Mythic Britain

Author : Lawrence Whitaker
ISBN : 9781911471080
Genre : Games
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Mythic Britain is a complete sourcebook for adventuring in Britain’s Dark Ages using the Mythras rules. The book includes an extensive history and background of 5th and 6th Century Britain; details of the different tribes and territories; complete character creation rules for Britons and Saxons, details of magic, the Saints and pagan Gods; and, rules for massed battles. Completing the book, seven linked scenarios form the Mythic Britain Campaign in which the characters travel the length of breadth of the island, serving Merlin and Arthur, fighting the Saxon invaders, searching for the lost Treasures of Britain, and becoming involved in all manner of schemes and intrigues. Take up your spears. Swear your oaths. Ready your shields. Welcome to the Dark Ages! Mythic Britain requires the Mythras Core Rules.
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The Glubb Reports Glubb Pasha And Britain S Empire Project In The Middle East 1920 1956

Author : Tancred Bradshaw
ISBN : 9781137380111
Genre : History
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The Glubb Reports studies papers written by General Sir John Glubb, the long-serving British commander of the Jordanian Arab Legion. It covers issues such as the role of tribes and desert control, the impact of Palestine, the Arab Legion's role in the first Arab-Israeli war, the expansion of the Arab Legion, and Glubb's dismissal in 1956.
Category: History