The Britons

By Christopher A. Snyder
(Wiley-Blackwell, Hardcover, 9780631222606, 352pp.)

Publication Date: May 2003

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This book provides a fascinating and unique history of the Britons from the late Iron Age to the late Middle Ages. It also discusses the revivals of interest in British culture and myth over the centuries, from Renaissance antiquarians to modern day Druids.


  • A fascinating and unique history of the Britons from the late Iron Age to the late Middle Ages.
  • Describes the life, language and culture of the Britons before, during and after Roman rule.
  • Examines the figures of King Arthur and Merlin and the evolution of a powerful national mythology.
  • Proposes a new theory on the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain and the establishment of separate Brittonic kingdoms.
  • Discusses revivals of interest in British culture and myth, from Renaissance antiquarians to modern day Druids.




About the Author

Christopher A. Snyder is Associate Professor of European History and Chair of the Department of History and Politics at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a frequent lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution. His previous books include Exploring the World of King Arthur (2000) and An Age of Tyrants: Britain and the Britons, AD 400-600 (1998).

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