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Celts in Britain

Similar to Ireland, the Celts reached Britain during the Iron Age, somewhere between 500 and 100 B.C. They brought their religion, culture and language along with them and influenced Britain as they had in other Celtic Nations. The continental Celts had disappeared by the time Rome conquered European and other Germanic tribes, but insular Celts still exist up to this day.

One of the things they brought in Britain was the use of iron tools, such as their cooking utensils and other metal works. One great Celtic myth, that is very popular all over the world, is the legend of King Arthur. This story introduced the Celtic wizard Merlin, although the more popular religion of this time is Christianity. It is similar to how the Celtic chieftain battled with the Anglo-Saxon warriors to protect their territory.

 

 

Most Celts in Britain were farmers and they lived in simple huts made of wickers and thatch. Celtic language was also greatly used during this age, apparent in poetry and writings. The warfare of the Celts was also adopted by Britons. They took pride fighting in battles to protect their land and territory.

Original Authors: Jennifer Tumanda
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 21/07/2008



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