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A short history of Great Britain

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A short history of Great Britain

  1. 1. A SHORT HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN<br />
  2. 2. Celticpeoplesettled in Britainaround 700 B.C.<br />
  3. 3. The Celtsareancestors to manypeople in Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Irelandtoday.<br />
  4. 4. The Celtsoftenhadwomen as theirleaders. One ofthem is veryfamous. HerenamewasBoadicea. Shefoughtthe Romans.<br />
  5. 5. The Romans occupied most of England and Wales in AD 43. The Romans wereafraidoftheScots. That is whytheybuilt Hadrians Wall alongtheScottish border.<br />
  6. 6. Hadrians Wall<br />
  7. 7. The Romans stayed in Britain for a long time. Whentheyleft , newpeopleattackedBritain.<br />
  8. 8. The Angels and theSaxonsattackedBritain. The Celtscould not fight them, so theyfled to Wales, Scotland and Cornwall.<br />
  9. 9. In 793 the Vikings attacked a monasteryontheislandofLindisfarne.Theykilledthemonks and stole the gold and silver.<br />
  10. 10. The Vikings stayed in Britain for almostthreehundredyears.<br />
  11. 11. The Vikings werepeoplewholived in Denmark, Sweden and Norway over a thousandyearsago.<br />
  12. 12. In thosedays it was hard to findgood farmland.<br />
  13. 13. Many men sailed to findnew land. <br />
  14. 14. Theyoften stole valuablethings from otherpeople.<br />
  15. 15. The Vikings weregreatsailors.<br />
  16. 16. The longestshipswerecalledlongship or dragonship.<br />
  17. 17. The viking shipsweredecoratedwithdragon’sheads to scaretheenemy.<br />

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