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WALKING THROUGH THE HISTORY of the BRITISH ISLES

... IT WAS no coincidence, by the TIME that the Romans began to leave

Britain in 409 A.D. after 366 years of occupation, that the very farthest

northwestern extent of their Empire, reached all the way to Hadrian's Wall

in Cumbria; and that almost a century before the Romans had arrived to

stay, the Roman general, Emperor Julius Caesar had invaded Britain in

the August of 55 B.C. (55 years before Jesus was bornwith two Roman

legions and after winning several battles against the Celtic tribes (Britons)

in the south-east of England, he was finally forced to return to France.

It was as a 
result of the tectonic splitting of Pangea and the subsequent

forming of the Atlantic Ocean that the two very separate landmasses of

Scotland and that which constitutes England and Wales today, each with

different types of mineral make-up, were brought together as one; and

no doubt why the Celts had come to populate all of the British Isles 

- in no dissimilar manner than others had first arrived and settled on the

Isles of Orkney several millennia before - in search of Caledonia's valuable

natural resources, like lead, silver and gold; as well as tin from England

and Wales; and a pleasantly climatic place to live, settling down to a

community life, growing food and rearing live-stock for the family table.



The Romans, of course, wanted access to ALL of those precious metals

and it was they who first called our land ‘Britannia’, which quite simply

meant 'land of tin'. They weren't however, just a destructive force - they

built new forts, new settlements as well as roads and they spread their

culturelanguage and laws, far and wide. 


I SUPPOSE that it is all down to ... 

THE CURIOUS CASE of BEING BRITISH 
 

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