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The Dobunni were one of the Iron Age tribes living in the British Isles prior to the Roman invasion of Britain.There are seven known references to the tribe in Roman histories and inscriptions. Various historians and archaeologists have examined the Dobunni, including Stephen J. Yeates in his book The Tribe of Witches (2008), where he suggests that the latter part of the name possibly derives …
The Dobunni were one of the Celtic tribes living in the British Isles prior to the Roman invasion of Britain. There are seven known references to the tribe in Roman histories and inscriptions. The latter part of the name possibly derives from Bune, a cup or vessel.
Dobuni, also spelled Dobunni, an ancient British tribe centred on the confluence of the Severn and Avon rivers. The Dobuni, who were ruled by a Belgic aristocracy, apparently made peace with the Roman emperor Claudius (reigned ad 41–54). Later, Corinium (Cirencester) was made the capital, and it soon became the second largest city in Britain. The Dobuni economy was based primarily on beef …
The territory of the Celtic Dobunni lay to the west of the Catuvellauni.To the north they were bordered by the Cornovii, to the west by the Silures, to the south by the Durotriges, and to the south-east by the Atrebates and Belgae.Their territory initially comprised northern Wiltshire and southern Gloucestershire, the locations of the earliest coin distributions.
Dobunni. A British tribe and civitas. The Dobunni were centred on Gloucestershire, with their pre-Roman capital probably in the fortified settlement at Bagendon. Either by conquest or by the unification and incorporation of smaller tribal groupings, they established by ad 43 a kingdom which seems to have included all of Gloucestershire, most of Somerset, and parts of Herefordshire …
The Dobunni Tribe of the North Somerset/Gloucester region were originally of Iberian descent, coming from the Bell Beaker people of Spain and Portugal. They are also have known to have travelled to Brittany, where a tribe known as the Coriosolites existed.
The Dobunni came to Britain in space ships to teach everyone in Britain how to make funny hats in order that the subtle energies could be harnessed and the evil sorcerers of the Belgae banished into the swirling portals of dread located at present day Bicester. Dobunni actually means ”We Who Are The Overlords of Grong Beggel”.
The Dobunni Territory streatched from the edges of south wales, through the forest of dean, across all gloucestershire and down towards bristol. It is belived that the tribe was governed by two kings, one to the north of the territory and one to the south and that these two kings co-ruled the greater tribe, the likelyhood being, as was the custom of the time, that they were brothers.
So, to the north, the Dobunni, with Corinium (Cirencester) their civitas capital. It’s supposed that they spread down into Somerset as far as the Mendips. For Professor Cunliffe, judging by Iron Age pottery and coin finds, the River Axe was the estimated southern boundary (1).
10. The Tribe of Witches
The Tribe of Witches: The Religion of the Dobunni and Hwicce is a historical and archaeological study of pre-Christian religion among the Iron Age Dobunni and the Early Medieval Hwicce, two tribal groups who lived in central England.It was written by the archaeologist Stephen J. Yeates and published by Oxbow Books in 2008. Yeates had previously published his theories in a three-volume British …
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The Dobunni were one of the Iron Age tribes living in the British Isles prior to the Roman invasion of Britain. There are seven known references to the…
2. Iron Age tribes in Britain
"inhabitants of the (client) kingdom". Atrebates Belgae Cantiaci Catuvellauni Dobunni Dumnonii, and sub-tribe Cornovii Durotriges Regnenses Trinovantes Iceni…
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3. Corinium Dobunnorum
second-largest area of a city in Roman Britain. It was the tribal capital of the Dobunni and is usually thought to have been the capital of the Diocletian-era province…