Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland - Bryan Sykes Data is not understood in a vacuum, so the author first enchants the listener with the history and myths of the people of Great Britain and relates that to what his DNA analysis tells him. The story comes alive when he explains the history and myth of the British, and he writes better than almost anyone on those topics.

The author steps you through past attempts at understanding the genetics of the British and how DNA can be used to help deconvolve the problem.

He never lets the science or the data get in the way of telling a good narrative and at times the book was like listening to a beautiful song.