Simon Jenkins - The Celts

Hugely important to the history of the British Isles yet commonly misunderstood and neglected by contemporary audiences, the story of the Celts is finally told in a coherent and engaging fashion by the bestselling author of A Short History of England.

One of the most enigmatic yet prolific civilisations of Ancient Britain, the Celtic people remain a source of mystery even to their modern-day descendants. Remnants of their language and culture are still alive throughout parts of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall; however, while there have been many histories of individual Celtic nations, there have been none as a collective phenomenon.

Often seen as fragmented adjuncts to English history, in The Celts Simon Jenkins offers a compelling counterargument, examining the impact of the Celts on what we know as the UK today. This is a fascinating and timely debate on who the Celts really were - or weren't - and what should be their future in an increasingly dis-United Kingdom.

Listing Details

Saturday 15th October, 4.00pm


Dorford Centre, Bridport Road

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Adults: £10.00


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