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Who were the Celts?

Simon Jenkins considers the enigmatic story of the Celts, and explores what the term ‘Celtic’ means today

Published: June 22, 2022 at 11:44 am
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Simon Jenkins considers the enigmatic story of the Celts, and asks whether any such people ever actually existed. Speaking with David Musgrove, he also questions what the term ‘Celtic’ should mean to us today.

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Simon Jenkins is the author of The Celts: A Sceptical History (Profile Books, 2022)

Authors

Dr David MusgroveContent director, HistoryExtra.com

David Musgrove is content director of the HistoryExtra.com website and podcast, plus its sister print magazines BBC History Magazine and BBC History Revealed. He has a PhD in medieval landscape archaeology and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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