一： The Old Period: 450-1066
Brief English History:
1. The Origins of a Nation: from the prehistory to the Renaissance
1. 1 Early Settlers (5000BC—55BC)
1.1.1 Iberians ----The first known settlers
Wiltshire and Dorset
Stonehenge in Wiltshire 2000 BC
1.1.2 The Beaker Folk
From Holland and Rhineland
1.1.3 The Celts
From France, Belgium and southern Germany
Practised farmers and ironworkers
Ancesters of Highland Scots, Irish, Welsh
Their languages are the basis of Welsh and Gaelic
1. 2 Roman Britain (55BC—410AD)
British recorded history begins with the Roman invasion.
Julius Caesar, invaded Britain in 55 BC and he returned the following year. But he did not really rule the island.
The successful invasion, headed by the Emperor Claudius, came in AD 43. They ruled Britain for four centuries.