OF THE Cymry - Part 1

2000BC-0

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TIMELINE

            Link to Celtic Timeline at UNC website         

THE CELTS ACROSS EUROPE

1.The history of the Cymry is a long time in the telling. It pre-dates the Romans that were to be such a great influence on the Welsh civilisation. In fact the Celtic peoples were a key to the development of the military might of the Romans Empire.

2.In the first millennium BC the Celts pushed out in many directions, north, east, west and down into was to become modern Italy, they forced their way down to where Rome was to be and occupied this area before finally heading north again. 

For three hundred years they dominated Europe. It would be a while before the Romans came to be the force they were to become and able to counteract the Celts' military ferocity.

  3.Before the Romans became the archetypal road builders it was in fact the Celts that were truly the first European road builders. They were the first iron age warriors - and with their axes and their billhooks they opened up the paths through the forests across Europe. 

 

4. The Celts left their presence felt across Europe in the names of the tribes that settled. Modern European names are a Who's Who of successful Celtic tribes, for example the Parisii from which we get modern Paris from, and the Belgae who gave Belgium it's name.

 
5.Tribes continued there march west and settled the British Isles in two main waves. First the Goidelic Celts came and became the ancestors of the Gaelic-speaking people in Ireland. The second wave were the Brythonic Celts, the ancestors of the Welsh and Cornish.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hill fort shown is Cefn Carnedd Hill Fort (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales) - one possible location of the battle. For more info on Caradoc and this battle log onto http://www.battlefieldanomalies.com/caradoc/index.htm