Historian Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival. Through what is revealed by the artefacts of the past, he weaves the epic story - half a million years of human history up to the departure of the Roman Empire in the Fifth Century AD. It is the real story of Britain and of her people.
|Publisher||Weidenfeld & Nicholson; 2012|
THE STORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES IN 100 PLACES
The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world.This is Neil's very personal account of what makes these islands so special, told through the places that have witnessed the unfolding of our history. From windswept headlands to battlefields, ancient trees to magnificent cathedrals, each of his destinations is a place where, somehow, the spirit of the past seems to linger.