The Forts of Celtic Britain

The Forts of Celtic Britain

Fortress 50
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: Peter Bull
  • Short code: FOR 50
  • Publication Date: 6 Sep 2006
  • Number of Pages: 64
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Half a millennium before the Romans first arrived in Britain, an even more ferocious people, the Celts, arrived in what is now south-eastern England. The Celts remained in Britain long after the Romans departed, and although driven into the remoter corners of the island by English invaders the people who remained clung onto their Celtic heritage, and defended their remaining lands against all-comers. In order to defend their lands from other tribes or outside invaders these people established powerful fortified sites that served as places of refuge in wartime and as administrative and trading centres in times of peace. This book examines these fascinating forts, which varied considerably from the mysterious brochs and duns found in northern Britain, to the hill-top forts ranging in size, to the promontory forts that formed powerful coastal strongholds all around the island's shores.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam has written over 30 successful titles for Osprey Publishing, as well as more than 50 larger books for other publishers, including The Historic Atlas of the Celtic World (Checkmark Books, 2001). His interest in the period stems from his days as a history and archaeology honours student at Aberdeen and St. Andrews. He has also published articles on this subject in the Osprey Military Journal. He currently lives in Edinburgh.Peter Bull graduated from art college in 1979 and has worked as a freelance illustrator for over 25 years. He has created both traditional and digital art for publishers worldwide, and also runs the Peter Bull Art Studio, based in Kent, UK, which he founded in 1975.

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