The Celts, Romans, and Early British History

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What did the Celts use to build their towns and forts?

Iron tools and weapons

Who were the Celts?

A group of people from central Europe or Russia

What did the Romans do to protect their territory from the Picts?

Built the Antonine Wall

What did the Celts use to build?

Hill forts

What did the Romans focus on when they conquered Britain?

Romanization

Who conquered Britain in 43 AD?

The Romans

What did the Romans build to protect their territory from the Picts?

The Antonine Wall

Who was the first British king?

Egbert

What did the shire reeves oversee?

Counties

Who was the first British king?

Egbert

Study Notes

  • The Celts were a group of people who originated in central Europe or Russia and were tall, fair-haired, and blue-eyed.
  • They were organized in tribes and led by a chieftain.
  • The Celts built hill forts, small towns, and farms. They were technically advanced and used iron tools and weapons.
  • The Celts were known for their warrior culture and their tales of adventure. They also had a special sense of adventure.
  • The Romans conquered Britain in 43 AD and replaced the forts with towns. They focused on discipline and Romanization.
  • The Romans had conflicts with the Picts, a group of people who lived in eastern and northern Scotland.
  • The Romans built the Antonine Wall to protect their territory from the Picts. Scotland was then referred to as Caledonia by the Romans.
  • The first British kings were Egbert (827-839), Ethelwulf (839-856), Ethalbald (856-860), Ethelred I (865-871), Alfred the Great (871-899).
  • The shires were counties run over by shire reeves, villages - lords (the village heads) and ladies, thanes - respect for law.

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