What does Cymru mean? What did Emperor Hadrian build in England nearly 2000 years ago? What do competitors throw at the Highland games? Why do people ‘kiss the Blarney Stone’? The British Isles tells the story of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. It includes the most important events in their history from the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century, as well as key information about their cultures. The British Isles is full of interesting, and sometimes surprising, facts about the people and their way of life.