Synopses & Reviews
Who are the English, Scots, Welsh, and Irish? New scientific techniques can be used to explore this complex genetic jigsawancient Britons and Saxons, Celts and Romans, Vikings and Normans, and more recent migrations. Drawing on the latest discoveries, this book both challenges traditional views of history and provides new insight into the British and Irish today. David Miles is a Research Fellow of the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. The author of many books, he is also a former columnist for the London Times.
Drawing on the latest scientific techniques and discoveries, archaeologist David Miles offers a fresh look at the peoples of Britain and Ireland.
Who are we? The story of the peoples of Britain and Ireland, drawing on new genetic discoveries, language, buildings and landscape.
The diverse peoples of Britain and Ireland are revealed not only by physical characteristics but also through structures and settlements, place names and dialects. Using the latest genetic and archaeological research, the author shows how different peoples traded, settled and conquered, establishing the 'tribal' and regional roots still apparent today. Its vast scope considers the impact of prehistoric peoples and Celtic tribes, Romans and Vikings, Saxons and Normans, Jews and Huguenots, as well as the increasing population movements of the last century.