Map of the British Isles in AD 43
On the eve of the Roman Conquest, the south-east was dominated completely by the Catuvellauni. They, if any, could claim...
Map of the Saxon Shore, c. 380 CE
The Late Roman fortifications of the "Saxon Shore" (litus Saxonicum) in Britain and France.
Mosaic from Abbots Ann
The Roman villa at Abbots Ann, near Andover, was discovered in the early 1850s CE. The portions of mosaic floors uncovered...
Neolithic Mysteries of Britain
Neolithic stone circles, chambered cairns, and rock art continue to fascinate us to this day. Although we don't know...
On the Ocean: The Famous Voyage of Pytheas
Sometime around 330 BCE, Pytheas, a little-known Greek merchant, embarked on an astonishing voyage. It was a voyage that...
Oswald of Northumbria
Oswald of Northumbria (c. 604 - c. 642 CE) was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon king and saint. He came to power in Northumbria...
The intersection of science, speculation, and religion is a perilous space for any book to occupy. Considering the relative...
Pictish Burghead Bull
Pictish Burghead Bull, 7th century CE, found in Burghead, Morayshire, Scotland; now in the British Museum.
Plan of Stonehenge
The site of Stonehenge as of 2004. The plan omits the trilithon lintels for clarity. Holes that no longer, or never, contained...
Pondering Britain's Stone Circles
Grand, centuries-old cathedrals distinguish Great Britain's cities and towns, providing spiritual nourishment to those...