The Britons

The Britons

Author(s): Christopher A. Snyder

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631222606

Online ISBN: 9780470758366

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758366

About this Book

This book provides a fascinating and unique history of the Britons from the late Iron Age to the late Middle Ages. It also discusses the revivals of interest in British culture and myth over the centuries, from Renaissance antiquarians to modern day Druids.


  • A fascinating and unique history of the Britons from the late Iron Age to the late Middle Ages.
  • Describes the life, language and culture of the Britons before, during and after Roman rule.
  • Examines the figures of King Arthur and Merlin and the evolution of a powerful national mythology.
  • Proposes a new theory on the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain and the establishment of separate Brittonic kingdoms.
  • Discusses revivals of interest in British culture and myth, from Renaissance antiquarians to modern day Druids.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Romans and Britons

  2. Part II: The Brittonic Age

  3. Part III: A People Divided

  4. Part IV: Conquest, Survival, and Revival

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