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By William E Burns

A quick background of significant Britain narrates the background of serious Britain from the earliest instances to the twenty first century, protecting the total island--England, Wales, and Scotland--as good as linked archipelagos comparable to the Channel Islands, the Orkneys, and eire as they've got stimulated British background. The imperative tale of this quantity is the improvement of the British country, together with its upward thrust and decline at the global degree. The booklet is equipped round a transparent chronological political narrative whereas incorporating therapy of social, financial, and non secular matters.

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British and Roman gods were frequently combined or equated. The Roman military worshipped combinations of Roman and Celtic deities, such as the god of war Mars Camulos. The Celtic goddess of the hot springs at Aquae, Sulis (today’s Bath) was renamed Minerva Sulis. Away from the centers of Roman civilization, British peasants and slaves probably continued worshipping British gods in the traditional way, although without the benefit of Druids or human sacrifice. Some Celtic customs seem to have been abandoned in the period, such as the burial of the dead with weapons as opposed to household goods, but there is no evidence this change had anything to do with the Roman occupation.

The British aristocratic lifestyle became increasingly Romanized. This can be seen even gastronomically, as Britain imported wine and other items of Mediterranean cuisine such as olive oil or the fish sauce known as garum, a Roman delicacy. Britons paid for the luxury items with grain, metals, and slaves. Coastal rulers who controlled the trade with Rome became increasingly wealthy, and their wealth helped them against both the aristocracy of their own peoples and rival chiefs. Coins issued by some Celtic rulers showed Roman influence and were probably made by Roman die cutters.

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