Introduction to our year studying the history of England.
Paleolithic and Neolithic Britain
Stonehenge 3000 BC
Skara Brae (Scotland, Orkney Islands)
THE FIRST INVASION: Celts
THE SECOND INVASION: Romans
THE THIRD INVASION: Anglo-Saxons
THE FOURTH INVASION: Danes
THE FIFTH INVASION: Normans
PDF copy of lecture available below.
No required reading for our first week.
1) This is the best one-volume treatment of all of British history. The price for a new paperback is now $58.00, which is too much for our class. So I recommend that you buy a used HARDCOVER. If you check the prices you will find good ones starting at about $10.00 which is a great deal. There are about 50 copies right now so that means that anyone in our class who wants a copy will be able to own one. This is a general background book for the whole year.
The Isles: A History,
Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 2, 2000),
There are many good used hardcover copies.
Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination,