The Celts: A Sceptical History – Signed Copy

Simon Jenkins

ISBN: 9781788168809S


Signed hardback copy of The Celts by Simon Jenkins

First Edition, First Printing.

Hand signed by Simon Jenkins to the title page

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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.


Praise for Simon Jenkins:

‘A lucid and handsomely illustrated narrative’ – The Times

‘Where Jenkins excels is in his very journalistic approach… The historical events are joined up, and work as narrative’ – Time Out

‘Immediately accessible’ – Prospect

‘This is traditional, kings-and-things, great-men history with all its dates and famous quotations in place… Jenkins has a newspaper columnist’s aphoristic verve’ – Spectator

‘Full of good writing and lively anecdotes… Food for thought’ – New Statesman

‘A characteristically bold, wry, fluent, combative gallop through English history’ – Max Hastings

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Published 30/06/2022
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