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1. A Short History of England from ye. Earliest times to ye. accession of ye. present Royal Family, with remarks on ye. Govern. Laws & Constitution, with ye. varioius alterations they have gone thru', during this long [[underline]] Period. [[/underline]] Chap. 1. The History of Britain before the time of Julius Caesar. ye. first Settlement of this Country is extremely uncertain, both as to time & manner We know in gen. yt. ye. Celtae overrun Gaul, & from ye. Sea coast of yt. country, extended themselves into Britain, & ye. very name of Britain, seems to denote, ye. particular Nation yt. first ventur'd over, for ye. Britanni, were a Celtick Nation situated ^ [[addition]] [[underline]] as some think [[/underline]] [[/addition]] on ye. banks of ye. Sone, & yt. Abeville formerly a good part was their Capital. ye. Belgae about 150 years before Christ drove by ye. Ceimfr'i out of Germany overrun ye. Maritime provinces of Gaul, & from thence transported forces to Britain, reducing ye. Southern parts of ye. Country, from Kent, to ye. Lands end under their obedience, & likewise extended themselves into ye. Maritime Counties of Munster & Leinster in Ireland. About 50 years after this, another Army of ye. Belgae under Divitiacus invaded England, & conquer'd ye. Counties of Berks, Hunts, Wilsts, [[addition]] & [[/addition]] Oxford, & parts of Somerset & Sussex. ye. form of Govern. [[deletion]] proceeding [[/deletion]] ^ ^ ^ [[addition]] of each [[underline]] particular people [[/underline]] [[/addition]] in Gaul, was yt. of a Senate of ye. principal Nobility, in which presided an annual Magistrate, who had power of Life & Death; & for maintaining a Union among these different Nations, a gen. Council like yt. of ye. Amphictyons was held [[deletion]] yearly [[/deletion]] annually at Dreux ye. Chief Seat of ye. Druids; hither came Deputies from every State, who made regulations for ye. common safety of Gaul; in time of danger or approaching war, they held extraordinary Councils of this Nature where