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summary an illustrated history of britain
Transcript of summary an illustrated history of britain
Chapter 2 The Saxon invasion
chapter 1 the foundation stones
After the end of the last ice age, the temperature raised and the ice cap melted, flooding the lower-lying land that is now under the North sea channel.
The earliest times
A few stone tools
first group, made tools from flakes or flint
The other group made tools from a central core of flint.
Were the first of several waves of invaders before the first arrival of the Romans in 55 BC.
The changing pattern of Britain's history was the result of local economics and social forse
Was built in separate stages over a periode of more than a thousand years.
Hugh bluestones were brought tp the site from south Wales (this was an extremely important event)
Leaders of Britain
2400 BC a new group of people arrived in southeast Britain.
military or metalworking skills
Britain has a milder climate, because of the gulf stream, which brings warm water and wind from the golf of Mexico.
The word "Britain" is born
Britain became an important food producer.
The Romans brought reading and writing skills.
The Roman life
Three different kinds of town
coloniae, settlers by Roman
municipia, cities where Roman citizinship was given.
civitas, old celtric tribal capitals.
Cities ending with; caster or cester and chester, were army camps.
London was the most important trading centre of europe