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Prequel Roman Invasion Britain

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    In the end, Caligula drew up his army in battle array on the shore of the ocean…and gave the order: “Gather seashells!” –Suetonius Prequel Roman Invasion Britain Introduction Claudius declared Britain was a country ‘where a real triumph could most readily be earned’. Several of the events leading up to the Roman invasion of […]

British Kings Atrebates

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Cities and Thrones and Powers Stand in Time’s eye, Almost as long as flowers, Which daily die, But, as new buds put forth To glad new men, Out of the spent and unconsidered Earth, The Cities rise again —Rudyard Kipling British Kings Atrebates Introduction Julius Caesar described the tribes in southeast Britain as being similar […]

Cunobelin Celtic British King

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One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light—Joseph Campbell Cunobeline Celtic British King Cunobelin was considered the greatest of all […]

British Tribal Dynasties

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Once having transversed the threshold, the hero moves in a dream landscape of curiously fluid, ambiguous forms, where he must survive a succession of trials. –Joseph Campbell   Julius Caesar’s Impact British Tribal Dynasties The most important impact of Caesar on the British scene was to divide the southeastern British tribal dynasties into pro- and […]

Celtic British Kings

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In our sleep and in our dreams we pass through the whole thought of earlier humanity. The dream carries us back into earlier stages of human culture and affords us a means of understanding it better —Friedrich Neitzsche Celtic British Kings Even before Caesar’s invasions of Britain, there is evidence that ambitious aristocrats manifested their […]

Caesar’s Invasions of Britain: Celtic Perspective

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“Of the inhabitants, those of Cantium (Kent), an entirely maritime district, are far the most advanced, and the type of civilization here prevalent differs little from that of Gaul. With most of the more inland tribes, the cultivation of corn disappears and a pastoral form of life succeeds, flesh and milk forming the principal diet, […]

Roman Empire Influence on Britain

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Roman Empire Influence on Britain Britain’s New Reality with Rome In less than five years since Julius Caesar first entered Gaul in 58 BC, western Europe was transformed. Gaul (modern day France) was under Roman control after he finished his conquest in the winter of 51-50 BC. Civil war in Rome slowed the progress of […]

Julius Caesar Impact on Ancient Britain

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Of the inhabitants, those of Cantium (Kent), an entirely maritime district, are far the most advanced, and the type of civilization here prevalent differs little from that of Gaul—Julius Caesar     Introduction In 1st Century, Celtic maritime networks were revitalized in the northern Atlantic region as a result of Roman commercial activities in southern […]

Ancient Britain History: Connection to Gaul

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The ultimate adventure, when all the barriers and ogres have been overcome, is commonly represented as a mystical marriage of the triumphant hero-soul with the Queen Goddess of the World. This is the crisis at the zenith…For she is the incarnation of the promise of perfection; the soul’s assurance that, at the conclusion of its […]

Ancient Britain History: Trading and Regionalism

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Once having traversed the threshold, the hero moves in a dream landscape of curiously fluid, ambiguous forms, where he must survive a succession of trials…The hero is covertly aided by the advice, amulets, and secret agents of the supernatural helper whom he met before his entrance into the region.—Joseph Campbell  Introduction To understand the historical […]