United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Remains of Stone Age settlements of hunters and fishermen suggest that the first inhabitants crossed from the European low countries on causeways. By the time their successors had turned to subsistence farming, the land links to the continent had disappeared. The first Britons to use bronze and iron tools were Celts, the dominant force of Western Europe before the Romans.


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