New PDF release: A Brief History of Great Britain

By William E Burns

ISBN-10: 0816077282

ISBN-13: 9780816077281

ISBN-10: 0816081247

ISBN-13: 9780816081240

A quick background of significant Britain narrates the heritage of significant Britain from the earliest occasions to the twenty first century, overlaying the total island--England, Wales, and Scotland--as good as linked archipelagos corresponding to the Channel Islands, the Orkneys, and eire as they've got inspired British historical past. The important tale of this quantity is the advance of the British state, together with its upward thrust and decline at the global degree. The publication is equipped round a transparent chronological political narrative whereas incorporating remedy of social, monetary, and spiritual matters.

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RomanoBritish landowners were in a better position to defend the island than Roman commanders and bureaucrats hoping to leave it for more civilized parts as quickly as possible. Southern Britain was also facing a fundamentally different type of outside threat than Roman continental Europe. It was dealing not with large armies or migrating peoples but with smaller groups coming from northern Britain or across the sea. The British aristocracy, the one most recently incorporated into the empire of western Romans, seems to have maintained more of an inde23 A Brief History of Great Britain pendent military tradition than Roman gentry elsewhere.

Into the gap stepped the local CelticRoman aristocracy. Britain’s upper class in many ways continued to identify itself as Roman, but the Roman Empire had become a hindrance in maintaining a Roman life. ) RomanoBritish landowners were in a better position to defend the island than Roman commanders and bureaucrats hoping to leave it for more civilized parts as quickly as possible. Southern Britain was also facing a fundamentally different type of outside threat than Roman continental Europe. It was dealing not with large armies or migrating peoples but with smaller groups coming from northern Britain or across the sea.

Given Roman ignorance of the “Narrow Seas” between Britain and continental Europe. However, the knowledge gained on the preliminary expedition was applied to another, larger expedition with five legions the next year. During that expedition, Caesar was confronted by a coalition of British tribes under the leadership of Cassivellaunus, king of the Catuvellauni. Due to the superiority of the Roman army and Caesar’s masterly use of the divisions between the British tribes and their fear of Catuvellaunic expansion, he defeated the Britons.

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