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Unformatted text preview: British Empire in 1914 I. The Celts ► ► The Celts occupied England from about 1500BC­55BC The Celts originated thousands of years ago and at one time held control over Middle and Western Europe for centuries even into parts of Turkey.Today the Celtic descendants can be found mostly in Ireland,Scotland,Nova Scotia,the United States and other parts of the world. Celts Celts ► The Celts were characterized as a barbaric warlike people who sought the heads of enemies as prizes of war. This is characterization is probably overly simplified. Followed Druid religion which Followed Druid religion which glorified: ► ► ► ► ► Pursuits of war Feasting Horsemanship Gods of nature Many historians believed that the ancient Druids performed human sacrifices. All of these references can be traced back to the writings of one individual, Julius Caesar. He may well have been prejudiced against the Celts because of their continual warfare with the Romans. Pagan/Druid religion worshipped Pagan/Druid religion worshipped mostly the g...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 210 taught by Professor St. john during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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