Early Britain—Roman Britain eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 242 pages of information about Early Britain—Roman Britain.


Sec.  A.—­Palaeolithic Age—­Extinct fauna—­River-bed men—­Flint implements—­Burnt stones—­Worked bones—­Glacial climate ... p. 25

Sec.  B.—­Neolithic Age—­“Ugrians”—­Polished flints—­Jadite—­Gold ornaments—­Cromlechs—­Forts—­Bronze Age—­Copper and tin—­Stonehenge ... p. 28

Sec.  C.—­Aryan immigrants—­Gael and Briton—­Earliest classical nomenclature—­British Isles—­Albion—­Ierne—­Cassiterides—­Phoenician tin trade via Cadiz ... p. 31

Sec.  D.—­Discoveries of Pytheas—­Greek tin trade via Marseilles—­Trade routes—­Ingots—­Coracles—­Earliest British coins—­Lead-mining ... p. 34

Sec.  E.—­Pytheas trustworthy—­His notes on Britain—­Agricultural tribes—­Barns—­Manures—­Dene Holes—­Mead—­Beer—­Parched corn—­Pottery—­Mill-stones—­Villages—­Cattle—­Pastoral tribes—­Savage tribes—­Cannibalism—­Polyandry—­Beasts of chase—­Forest trees—­British clothing and arms—­Sussex iron ... p. 39

Sec.  F.—­Celtic types—­“Roy” and “Dhu”—­Gael—­Silurians—­Loegrians—­ Basque peoples—­Shifting of clans—­Constitutional disturbances—­Monarchy —­Oligarchy—­Demagogues—­First inscribed coins ... p. 50

Sec.  G.—­Clans at Julian invasion—­Permanent natural boundaries—­Population Celtic settlements—­“Duns”—­Maiden Castle ... p. 54

Sec.  H.—­Religious state of Britain—­Illustrated by Hindooism—­Totemists—­Polytheists&mda
sh;­Druids—­Bards—­Seers—­Druidic Deities—­Mistletoe—­Sacred herbs—­“Ovum Anguinum”—­Suppression of Druidism—­Druidism and Christianity p. 62



B.C. 55, 54

Sec.  A.—­Caesar and Britain—­Breakdown of Roman Republican institutions—­Corruption abroad and at home—­Rise of Caesar—­Conquest of Gaul ... p. 73

Sec.  B.—­Sea-fight with Veneti and Britons—­Pretexts for invading Britain—­British dominion of Divitiacus—­Gallic tribes in Britain—­Atrebates—­Commius ... p. 79

Sec.  C.—­Defeat of Germans—­Bridge over Rhine—­Caesar’s army—­Dread of ocean—­Fleet at Boulogne—­Commius sent to Britain—­Channel crossed—­Attempt on Dover—­Landing at Deal—­Legionary sentiment—­British army dispersed ... p. 83

Sec.  D.—­Wreck of fleet—­Fresh British levy—­Fight in corn-field—­British chariots—­Attack on camp—­Romans driven into sea ... p. 94

Sec.  E.—­Caesar worsted—­New fleet built—­Caesar at Rome—­Cicero—­Expedition of 54 B.C.—­Unopposed landing—­Pro-Roman Britons—­Trinobantes—­Mandubratius—­British army surprised—­“Old England’s Hole” ... p. 102

Sec.  F.—­Fleet again wrecked—­Britons rally under Caswallon—­Battle of Barham Down—­Britons fly to London—­Origin of London—­Patriot army dispersed ... p. 112

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