'... this provocative book deserves to be widely read, and will stimulate much debate ...' Antiquity
'... should ... become a much depended upon text for the simple reason that no other can claim such a deeply and extensively researched background.' Minerva
'... full of insights based on the author's unrivalled knowledge of the material, and his skill and insight in making connections, identifying trends, and weaving new narratives.' Cambridge Archaeological Journal
This 2007 book presents a new interpretation of the prehistory of Britain and Ireland and is the first in many years to consider both regions together. It covers Britain separating from the Continent and ends with the integration of the islands into a wider European network shortly before the Roman Conquest.