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

Mythic Britain

Author : Lawrence Whitaker
ISBN : 9781911471080
Genre : Games
File Size : 54.6 MB
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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.
Category: Games

Roman Britain

Author : Patricia Southern
ISBN : 9781445609256
Genre : History
File Size : 35.76 MB
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The most authoritative history of Roman Britain ever published for the general reader.
Category: History

Dent S Modern Tribes

Author : Susie Dent
ISBN : 9781473623880
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 80.43 MB
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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

The Oxford Illustrated History Of Britain

Author : Kenneth O. Morgan
ISBN : 0192893262
Genre : History
File Size : 74.48 MB
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Examines political, economic, social, and culture changes in Great Britain from Roman times to the present.
Category: History

The Roman Invasion Of Britain

Author : Graham Webster
ISBN : 9781134601554
Genre : History
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

Roman Britain

Author : Senior Lecturer Department of Classics and Ancient History Stanley Ireland
ISBN : 9781134029235
Genre : History
File Size : 85.19 MB
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Roman Britain: A Sourcebook has established itself as the only comprehensive collection of source material on the subject. It incorporates literary, numismatic and epigraphic evidence for the history of Britain under Roman rule, as well as translations of major literary sources. This new edition includes not only recently discovered material, but also the texts of Caesar’s commentaries on his expeditions to Britain in 55 and 54 BC, as well as relevant sections of Tacitus’ biography of his father-in-law, former governor of Britain. The inclusion of these pivotal texts, which provide the most detailed account of the Romans campaigns in Britain, significantly underlies the volume’s usefulness to all students of Roman Britain. Though most of the material is arranged chronologically, there are also thematic sections on geography, religion and social and economic activity. Each section is prefaced by an introductory note, and the inclusion of illustrations and maps enhances the attractiveness of this updated collection as a teaching tool and a work of reference.
Category: History

Agricola Conquers Northern Britain

Author : Paul Coby
ISBN : 9781446177952
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Agricola was governor of the Roman Province of Britannia for 7 years from 77 to 84. The book describes the Roman war machine. It then argues that Vespasian decided in 71 to conquer the whole of the island of Britain, and substantially expanded the army and sent three of his best generals to complete the conquest. The opposing commanders and the order of battle of the Exercitus Britannia are analysed. The heart of the book is a year by year analysis of Agricola's 7 campaigns, unlocking his strategic intent in each year and his subtle exploitation of terrain and his celtic allies. This section includes a new revolutionary typology of Roman forts based on their size and location. In addition to successfully occupying North Wales, Pennines, Lowlands and Scotland; the it is proposed that Agricola made a reconnaissance to Ireland in 81. Finally the consequences of Agricola's campaigns and what could have happened if Agricola's conquests had been consolidated rather than let go by Domitian, are analysed.