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c. from 1750 BC
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Over many centuries Indo-European tribes (Greeks, Germans, Balts, Italics, Celts) move into new territories throughout western Europe

c. 600 BC
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The swirling decorative lines of Celtic metalwork at Hallstatt begin a tradition which lives on in illuminated manuscripts and stone Celtic crosses

c. 500 BC
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The Celts, moving west from central Europe, settle in France and northern Spain

390 BC
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Celtic tribes , pushing south through the Alps, reach Rome and sack the city

c. 300 BC
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The Celts move across the Channel into Britain, soon becoming the dominant ethnic group in the island

58 BC
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At the end of his year as consul, Caesar travels north to become governor of northern Italy and southern France

55 BC
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Julius Caesar makes the first of his two invasions of Celtic Britain

52 BC
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The Celtic leader Vercingetorix inflicts an unaccustomed defeat on Julius Caesar, at Gergovia, but is captured later in the year

46 BC
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Vercingetorix is a prize exhibit in Caesar's great triumph in Rome, but the Celtic chieftain is strangled once the procession is over

c. 40
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The death of Cymbeline is a prelude to the renewed Roman invasion of Celtic Britain


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