Is there enough evidence to prove why Celts settled down in Hambledon hill?
Is there enough evidence to prove why Celts settled down in Hambledon hill? Today, Hambledon Hill is one of Dorset's most impressive and distinctive landmarks. Now, it is home to a few grazing cows, but in the past it has been the home of many people. Some of the most well-known inhabitants of the hill in the past were the Celts of Dorset's Durotrige tribe, during the Iron Age. There are many reasons why these people choose to settle on Hambledon, and this essay aims to examine why Hambledon was chosen. Before deciding why the Celts chose Hambledon as the location for a settlement, we need to look at who they are, and therefore what they would need from a settlement. As the Celts did not often record things in writing, the evidence that modern historians have is derived from two sources. The first of these are writings by their invaders, the Romans, and the second is archaeological evidence. The people that this essay is studying lived on the hill from circa 750BC to the Roman occupation of 43AD. They were the first farmers, growing their own crops, and rearing their own animals, so therefore flat and fertile land would be an essential requirement of a fort. Archaeological artefacts such as ploughs and other farming machinery found across Europe show that the Celts were farmers, and gives a helpful insight into the crops grown, and methods of farming. The Celts kept many
Blists Hill open air museum - Accuracy of Reconstruction
Ben Oates Question 2 In the Blists Hill open air museum I looked at reconstructions of 19th century shops and houses. In this question I am going to see how accurate these reconstructions are. There were many reconstructed buildings at the Blists Hill, one of them was the Doctors house. It did look and old building and was quite small, this is because a hundred years or so ago people were smaller than they are now. You could see from the décor of the house that doctors had more money in them days than most other people. This building however was not an original Doctors house, it has been adapted and brought in from a country estate but has been presented as a doctors surgery and waiting room. Although to give it that authentic feel the instruments that a doctor would use are all original as is the kitchen range and furniture, it has just been brought in from other places. It looked the nicest building at Blists Hill and was out of the way. If you compare it to the Squatters cottage there is quite a dramatic difference. In the doctors cottage as you walked in you were in the living room, which also acted as a waiting room, in this room there was a woman in 19th century dress. She was the doctors wife and could answer many of our questions so she knew what the role of the doctor was in them days. This lady informed us on the things that did not directly include medical
The Mad, Drunk man Incident.
The Mad, Drunk man Incident By Peter Banks Scared out of my mind was how I felt last Easter. In fact I don't think that 'scared out of my mind' goes far enough to describe my fear that cold, damp and misty night. The 'mad, drunk man incident' occurred when I was out on a camping trip with five friends of mine. Stupidity is something that comes very naturally to people our age and I am no different from normal. On the night in question I think we had been given an extra dose; on this occasion we took stupidity to its limits. In Carinish, the village in which we were camping, there is a tidal sea loch. The loch lies between the local pub and a hill. Our tents were behind this hill. At high tide the water provides a good barrier between the hill, behind which our campsite was set up, and the pub; at low tide the sand becomes dry and you could walk across. After attempting, and failing abysmally, to blow up a fence post with a banger, and still feeling in the mood for insanity, we got out a laser pen and headed over to a hill opposite the pub. We had a brilliant plan. The brilliant plan was to sit on the hill and shine the pen at the drunks as they emerged from the pub. This plan, we thought had the added brilliance of the sea barrier that would keep us safe from anybody who wanted to chase us...we thought. 2a.m: closing time. Drunken people began to move out into the open,
Significance of the Punch and Judy Show
Kingshaw's 2nd Nightmare Significance of the Punch and Judy Show [Pg174] The significance of this nightmare is very great. Here, it can be seen that Kingshaw is like the puppet, he is controlled by Hooper, the puppeteer. He has no control over what he may do next as he is constantly guarding himself against Hooper, to protect himself from Hooper's actions and threats, similar to the puppet's actions as one tries his best to protect himself from the other violent one. On the other hand, Hooper always wants to control Kingshaw's life, to dare and to taunt him to make him feel inferior and constantly weak. Also, Kingshaw is known to be claustrophobic and thus this nightmare proved to be very traumatizing towards him. It can be seen from these quotes "beach was very small" and "crowds of them, thousands of boys, as far as he could see, and more kept arriving, sitting down and pushing in, tighter and tighter" which gives an impression of the area surrounding him was becoming smaller and smaller, thereby enclosing him into a tight spot. He can never escape from Hooper and particularly he is imagining how the boys at Hooper's school will outnumber and trap him. The boys surround him, bringing out his claustrophobia, trapping him on the beach and forcing him to watch the horrible Punch and Judy Show. This shows how trapped he is and how hopeless he will be in his new schools with
Discussing Robert Cormiers' Heroes.
Heroes Robert Cormier is a famous and highly successful author who wrote books such as: 'Heroes', The chocolate war', 'Beyond the chocolate war', 'Fade', 'Tenderness', 'After the first death', 'I am the cheese', 'The rag and bone shop', 'The bumblebee flies anyway', 'Summer in Frenchtown', 'We all fall down', 'Tunes for bears to dance to' and 'In the middle of the night'. Cormier was born in 1925 in French hill, a French-Canadian neighbourhood of Leominster, Massachusetts. Bought up in a busy household of seven brothers and sisters, he attended a catholic grammar school- some nuns gave him a terrible time there but one read an early poem of his and claimed 'you're a writer!' He married in 1948 and he and his wife had four children- all four were sent to local catholic schools. Robert Cormier was a controversial author, and semi-autobiographical accounts appear in all his books. Cormier believed people should 'tell it like it is' (quoted from an interview) and that teenagers should learn the truth. This may be why he writes in such a frank style with gory details. E.g. 'my legs are gone... No more dancing for me... No more sweet young things... No more anything' He thinks children shouldn't be patronised and that happy endings aren't always the case, so children should be shown the reality of life. Most books he's written are in the first person and the main character is
The wall crawled up over the hill gripping the slope as it climbed higher.
The Wall The wall crawled up over the hill gripping the slope as it climbed higher. The diamond tipped grass blades beneath it glistened in the blazing sun. It was ragged and had acquired an aged yellow where the sandstone had crumbled. Dull green algae grew from inside the cracks of the fractured bricks. Dust and rubble lay on the defeated path beside it; battle scars embedded in its appearance from early times. Beyond the wall and before it, you could see masses of untouched scenery. After I'd finished gazing at the wall and its astonishing surroundings, I set off up the first hill. I barely made it up the steep ridge the wall effortlessly progressing ahead. At the peak of the first hill, I could see the wall begin to rush out of sight. It seemed to fall down the deep drops bouncing back up the following curves. This motion continued for as far as I could see, shielding my view from the contents of the dips. As it shot ahead I followed the tracks it had left behind, trying to catch up. On the second summit due west, in the distance I could see a cliff towering over a lake below. It had pointed rocks of a neutral colour bulging out of its chest, increasing in size from the top to the bottom. The lake below swamped the foot of it, but only dampened the presence of the skyscraper. Beyond the caving shadow of the cliff the lake had a chameleon blue glaze that
This chapter undoubtedly sets up the mood of the novel, whether it be from Susan Hill's sheer use of imaginative language or the portrayal of certain characters such as Mr Bentley.
How does the chapter 'A London Particular' set the suspenseful and eerie mood of the novel? The opening line of A London Particular is extremely effectual as it instantly creates an eerie mood, 'It was a Monday afternoon in November and already growing dark...' this dark atmosphere that the narrator, Arthur Kipps illustrates allows the reader to deeply visualize the dreary weather in London that he was assaulted with on his way to work. Also the descriptive language Hill uses to render the fog is tremendously effective; she uses a great deal of imaginative adjectives and imagery (particularly personification) to achieve this. This creative language almost plunges the reader right into the midst of the London peasouper. The way Hill represents of the fog builds on the eerie atmosphere the reader can already envisage, it also generates anticipation, keeping them captivated and yearning to read on. The opening paragraph of A London Particular instantly lures the reader into a feeling of eeriness and suspense. 'It was a Monday afternoon, in November and already growing dark, not because of the lateness of the hour - it was barely three o'clock - but because of the fog, the thickest of London peasoupers, which had hemmed us in on all sides since dawn - if, indeed, there had been a dawn, for the fog has scarcely allowed any daylight to penetrate the foul gloom of the
Why did the Iron Age Celts settle on Hambledon Hill?
AQA GCSE History A - SHP Coursework Model A Assignment 1 - Local History Study Dorset In The Iron Age Why did the Iron Age Celts settle on Hambledon Hill? The basic needs of a human of any race or culture are food, water and shelter. Once this has been provided, we start thinking of extras such as central heating, cars, ensuite bathrooms and personal items like clothes and books. Two thousand years ago, a Celtic tribe called the Durotriges were looking for somewhere with a water supply, fertile land for their crops and a shelter - but also for nearby building supplies, defence systems, grazing land for animals, and ways to protect themselves against their enemies. Did Hambledon Hill offer them all these things? The Iron Age Celts were not the first humans to leave their mark on the hill. There is a large Neolithic complex south east of the Iron Age fort which has been excavated and dated to 2900 - 2600 BC. Archaeologists have yet to agree on what exactly the Neolithic causewayed enclosure was for, but there have been suggestions of fortifications, cattle kraals, a site for ritual feasting or a cemetery. In Celtic times, the Neolithic area was certainly used as a cemtery, with skulls and bones buried in the barrows and ditches. The Iron Age Celts may have realised that the hill had been settled upon once before and this would have encouraged them to settle. The food of
How does Susan Hill gradually increase the tension between the two boys (Kingshaw and Hooper)?
How does Susan Hill gradually increase the tension between the two boys (Kingshaw and Hooper)? Focusing on three key incidents in "I'm the King of the Castle" (one from the beginning, middle and end), write an essay on how the reader is prepared by the author for the death of Kingshaw. The novel "I'm the King of the Castle" is a story about a mother and her son going to a house owned by a father and his son. The whole story is based around a confrontation between the two boys in and around the house. The three key incidents I will use will be the scene in the Red Room, the scene in Hang Wood and, finally, the scene in Leydell Castle. The son of the father who owns the house (Hooper) has a protective feeling over the house. Hooper feels that the family moving in has invaded his territory. Hooper feels that he has to defend "his" house by whatever force needed even though the house isn't his. We find out that Hooper thinks that he will be the owner of the house when his father dies. It seems as though Hooper expects his father to die sooner rather than later. It seems that during the beginning of the book, Hooper has a dynastic sense. He feels totally powerful but he is only a ten-year-old boy who has next to nothing. Hooper intimidates the mother's son (Kingshaw) and tries to drive him out with the information that he finds out while the family is there. For instance,
What does the visit to Hang Wood show the reader about Hooper and Kingshaw?
Hang Wood: What does the visit to Hang Wood show the reader about Hooper and Kingshaw? These three chapters form an important central point in the novel. The two boys face one another, away from the adult world, in a place where they have to rely on themselves and one another for survival. The writer establishes the danger they are in by indicating that the wood runs into a much larger forest. If they have wandered into this forest, they may not be found for some time. The psychological warfare between the two boys takes on an interesting twist inside Hang Wood, because Kingshaw discovers areas of strength within himself that he had not previously been aware of, as well as areas of weakness in Hooper. Is it a normal boy's inability to understand another's inner torment? Hooper seems to have the upper hand when Kingshaw first realises that he has followed him into the wood. Kingshaw senses his own weakness that comes from always having had to be polite to the people in whose houses he and his mother have had to stay. His sense of happiness and relaxation at being alone in the wood has been destroyed. Kingshaw comes close to Hooper and suddenly realises that, behind his 'robot', non-emotional shell, he is human, after all. The reader feels hopeful that some sort of resolution between the boys may be possible. Kingshaw's growing sense of strength is heightened at any small