- Platform: Windows 95 / 98
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
One of the best historical sections is that on the prehistory of Britain. Here there are insights into the Celts and the Celtic language, as well as to important stone-age sites such as Stonehenge. Naturally, the designers cannot resist propagating a few popular stereotypes--there is a good graphic of the famous British cuppa and an entire section on the British royal family--but there are also passages on the modern university system which shy away from concentrating on the usual Oxbridge stereotype. The CD-ROM also includes a good and detailed guide to the major sites of London and to the interesting architecture of some parts of the capital.
All in all, this is a good package, giving both contemporary insights (such as the Open University system) and a reasonably complete picture of Britain's prehistoric origins. Visitors could do far worse than use this CD-ROM to expand their knowledge before exploring the land of cucumber sandwiches and the Notting Hill Carnival for themselves. --Toby Green