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Books about pagan Britain

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Ellisisland Thu 16-Nov-17 18:30:41

After a having a conversation recently I have realised that I know barely anything about early Britain. Can anyone recommend any books non fiction or fiction that cover the early history of Britain, life and traditions etc
Many thanks in advance

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DeloresJaneUmbridge Thu 16-Nov-17 18:37:46

Ooh need to have a look on my shelves, depends on what era you’re most interested in.

I did GCSE Archaeology several years ago and did lots of reading about prehistoric stuff and the archaeology which survives to tell us little bits about how they loved.

I started off reading about Stonehenge (I love the place and all the burial mounds around it) and then read stuff from there. That took me to earlier stuff and then some of the later stuff.

I have a huge fascination about Sutton Hoo too .

I k ow that doesn’t specifically answer your question about books but I am not sure what’s current out there.

If you can get hold of them any of the Shire publications about archaeology are good,

midsomermurderess Thu 16-Nov-17 20:46:53

Perhaps Rosemary Sutcliffe, Eagle of the Ninth, the Silver Branch.

Ellisisland Fri 17-Nov-17 14:42:39

Thanks for the recommendations smile I will check these out

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TonTonMacoute Fri 17-Nov-17 19:56:58

Neil Oliver did a History of Ancient Britain, which was brilliant. Not sure if that’s the exact title.

fatowl Sat 18-Nov-17 23:51:50

I really enjoyed Britain AD.
Can’t remember the author but he also wrote Britain BC

Non fiction covering approx 50Bc to 1000. Roman occupation and early Christianity taking over from paganism in what became Great Britain. Also relying mainly on archeological evidence early on but by around 800-900, documented historical evidence is available

If you want fiction - Bernard Cornwall is your man.

EmmaGrundyForPM Sun 19-Nov-17 22:25:23

Manda Scott's "Boudicca'" quartet is a good read. It covers the Romans invasion of Britain and the reaction of thd indigenous population. Fiction rather than non-fiction, but it describes the customs and practices of the Britons.

TonTonMacoute Mon 20-Nov-17 14:21:59

Ooh yes, definitely second the Manda Scott books. Dreaming the Eagle is the first one

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