A Complete Social And Political History Of EnglandContents Include Tribes And Legions The Growth Of Feudalism Feudal England, The Decline Of Feudalism The End Of The Middle Ages The New Monarchy And The Bourgeoisie Origin Of The English Revolution The English Revolution Commonwealth And Compromise Whig England The Industrial Revolution The Triumph Of Industrial Capitalism Liberal Ascendancy The Organisation Of The Working Class Colonial Expansion Origins Of The World War World War World Crisis Note About Books IndexExcerpt From A People S History Of EnglandEarly Maps Show A World In Which Britain Is A Remote Outpost, A Shapeless Cluster Of Islands Thrust Out Into The Encircling Ocean But In Some Of These Maps A Significant Tilt Brings Their South Western Coast Close To The North Of Spain, Reminding Us That Earlier Still, Centuries Before The Making Of Any Maps That Have Survived, Britain Lay Not Outside The World But On A Regular And Frequented Trade Route Which Linked Mediterranean Civilisation With The Amber Bearing North It Was By This Long Sea Route And Not Across The Dover Straits Or The Channel That Civilisation First Reached These ShoresIn Cornwall, In Ireland And Along The Coast Of Wales And Scotland Cluster The Monuments Left By Iberian Or Megalithic Men Who Reached And Peopled Britain BetweenAndA Final Group Of Such Monuments In Sutherland, The Last Point At Which Their Ships Touched Land Before Pushing Across The North Sea To Scandinavia, Makes The Route And Its Objective Abundantly Clear At This Time The Land Subsidence Which Had Begun A Thousand Or So Years Earlier Was Still Going On, And The Apparently Shorter And Safer Route Up Channel And Along The European Coast Was Closed, If Not By A Land Bridge Joining Britain To The Continent, Then By Straits That Were Narrow, Shifting, Shoaling And Swept By Rapid Tides This Is Perhaps The First Reason For The Settlement Of Iberian Man In Britain
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