Gildas: The Ruin of Britain

Overview This reading kinda just throws you into the middle of whatever this dude was writing about. You figure out pretty quickly that he’s talking about the Saxon invasion of Britain that happened around 450 AD. You also quickly figure out that this document isn’t exactly a neutral one. The author is heavily against the […]

The Making of England: Chapter 1

Celtic and Roman Britain No one knows anything about Britain until the Romans invaded. Stonehenge suggests that they were able to communicate to some degree. Celtic iron working was probably a thing. People mostly lived where they could grow things: the southeast. Later people will like in the southwest because it had large mineral deposits. There were hillforts […]