SMC226H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Vortigern, High Standard Manufacturing Company, Lucius Artorius Castus

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Celtic: the british isles, ireland, brittany peninsula attached to france. Arthur was a celtic king before england properly existed. Ancient celtic was connected to the gauls, iberia, rome, etc. The roman empire: included most of britain, therefore britain was civilized, as roman-britons. Caesar conquers celtic gauls (william wallace), savages vs. civilization. Huns) resulting in modern europe, including england, when the anglo-saxons come. Military pressure betw ireland and britain: piracy, slavery less civilized irish rob and terrorize roman britain. This feud allowed the germans to come in to protect britain. Caesar invades in 65/64 bce not a conquest, just putting ppl in their place. Emperor claudius invades in 43 ad and founds britannia. Had(cid:396)ia(cid:374)"s (cid:449)all is (cid:271)uilt (cid:271)et(cid:449) the ro(cid:373)a(cid:374) a(cid:374)d (cid:374)o(cid:374)-roman parts of the island of britain, roughly betw scotland and england, 122 ad. Gildas destruction of britain, 540: very christian source from roman britain pov, a monk, less historical more relgious, the english coming in were pagans.

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