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When King Edward the Confessor died, the crown passed to Harold, his brother-in-law. That should’ve settled things, but Edward had a cousin in Normandy (the northern part of today’s France) called William, who thought he should have succeeded to the throne of England.
This led to a patchwork pattern of fields, woods and small villages that still exists in many parts of rural lowland Britain. As landscapes altered, this was also a time of cultural change. By around 500 BC, the Celts had settled across much of the island of Britain, absorbing the indigenous people. A Celtic-British population – sometimes known as the ‘ancient Britons’ – developed, divided into about 20 different tribes, including the Cantiaci (in today’s county of Kent), the Iceni (today’s Norfolk), the Brigantes (northwest England), the Picts and Caledonii (Scotland), and the Ordovices (parts of Wales).
Click here for more information. Return to beginning of chapter OCTOBER HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW early Oct Birmingham’s top show-jumping event. No long faces here. Click here. Return to beginning of chapter NOVEMBER BONFIRE NIGHT 5 Nov Bonfires and fireworks across Britain fill the skies in commemoration of Guy Fawke’s failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 (a terrorist attempt to blow up Parliament). See also Frenzied Pyromania. Return to beginning of chapter DECEMBER New Year Celebrations 31 Dec Get drunk and kiss strangers as the bells chime midnight.