Rachel Grahame writes:
> "Unity came from conquest. In the beginning of history there were no
> nations in these islands, only local tribes with a predominant common
> culture called Celtic. They built Stonehenge and their priests were the
> druids. The Celts came from what is now Eastern Europe" (Page 18)
> That sounds as though it came from a 1920s 'Boy's Book of Empire' or some
> such, with a colourful picture of a native on the front...maybe it did...
As a whole one gets the impression that the text was cobbled together
from half-remembered bits of school history lessons dating from about that
time. The editorial committee was chaired by Sir Bernard Crick who I
thought was a reasonably reputable academic. If so, it does for his
reputation more or less what the Hitler Diaries did for Hugh Trevor-Roper.