History for kids

Bronze Age

Chatting Bronze Age style

This is the time when humans learned to farm and first made marks on the landscape. There are Bronze Age burial mounds in the Ivinghoe and Pitstone hills.

See if you can spot the outlines from the top of the beacon.

Iron Age

Iron Age defences at Ivinghoe Beacon

At this time the fort on Ivinghoe Beacon was a meeting place, a market and a place to keep animals. Can you see its outline?

It was close to the Icknield Way, a road used to travel between the south coast and East Anglia

The Romans

Group of Roman soldiers

The Romans were interested in Britain because of its agricultural productivity. Farming in this area got much busier under their rule.

The land at Ashridge would have been divided between several farms or villas.

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