Who were the first people in Britain?
Some years ago Stephen Oppenheimer published an article in Prospect which described the first people in Britain after the last Ice Age. He also dissolved the usual storyline of Celts wiped out by Anglo-Saxons. The headline of the article is the magazine's, and it's inaccurate. The article is worth reading.
In the many reader comments, to which Oppenheimer responds, Christine Peace writes -
Interestingly, Robert Graves, in his book The White Goddess, developed a theory about early settlement of these islands similar to Stephen Oppenheimer’s. Graves’s evidence is based on early literary sources, mythology, local tradition and the archaeology known at the time of writing.
The mysteries of early people. . .