Iron Age Britain: introduction
The Iron Age was the time in history when the metal iron became widely used (for weapons, tools, cooking pots, nails etc). Iron changed the lives of ordinary people, making important tasks like farming easier, but also made fighting between tribes more common.
In Britain, the Iron Age began about 800 BCE and ended in 43 AD, when the Romans invaded and defeated the Celts (who lived in Britain and across Europe at that time).


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Hillforts near Chester

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