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28. Prehistoric, Pagan, and Medieval Merseyside

The curious history of an ancient people from when they first established themselves, then their tribes, and then their communities across Merseyside, through three distinct historical and archaeological eras.

It is sometimes hard to convince some Merseysiders and Liverpudlians that we haven’t always been around!
In this talk Ken begins by describing what life was like before human beings. He describes our own Dinosaurs ~ the Chirotherium and the Rhyncosaurus. Ken then talks about the Petrified Forest of Meols. He then goes on to describe the appearance of the first people in the region, as evidenced by the fossilised human footprints of Crosby.

Hear also about the 7,000-year-old ‘Calder Stones’; the Celtic defenders of pagan Liverpool, the battling Brigantes; the Vikings of Merseyside and the blood-soaked Battle of Brunanburgh, at ancient Bromborough.
Ken then ends by describing Medieval Merseyside and the founding of Liverpool, in 1207. He also tells of Liverpool Castle and the Tower of Liverpool, as well as the Sanctuary Stone and other surviving earliest relics.
All-in-all this is a rapid but wonderfully exciting and informative ride through the early history of our region.

 


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