Britain’s greatest archaeologist returns to Melrose to talk about his beautiful and scholarly new book Bretons & Britons. It is an account of a love affair with Brittany as well as a fascinating history since the time of the first farmers in the 6th millennium BC. Wonderfully well illustrated, it also talks of the relationship that Bretons have with their British neighbours to the north. Brittany after all derives from ‘Little Britain’. Sir Barry will also look back at some landmarks in a uniquely illustrious career, which include his work on the Ancient Celts and Druids, his magisterial book Facing the Ocean, the story of the Atlantic communities from the Iberian Peninsula up to Ireland and the west of Britain, as well as The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek, perhaps the first explorer to visit Scotland.Photo © Ian R. Cartwright, Oxford University
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