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Re: Celtic Wal/ Gal

Postby Boreades » 11:34 pm

Oh, and when I click on "Reply", it wants me to login again.
Maybe the session management is still linked to the old domain name?
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Re: Celtic Wal/ Gal

Postby TisILeclerc » 11:57 am

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8391311/Saxons-never-invaded-England-fall-Roman-Britain.html


The 'Anglo-Saxon era' that is widely believed to have followed the withdrawal of the Romans from Britain in 410AD may have never existed, according to a University of Cambridge expert.


, Professor Susan Oosthuizen believes the invasion and colonisation, which is thought to have occurred in the 5th century, never happened.


Very suspicious. What's more her name looks very Dutch and Anglo Saxon to me. She must be a revisionist apologist.

Who on earth would believe such an original and strange idea?
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Re: Celtic Wal/ Gal

Postby Mick Harper » 1:39 pm

Suzy is an old sparring partner of ours. Basically this is all the usual stuff except various genetic studies (and maybe a bit of THOBR) has made it even more difficult to reconcile the fact that several million civilised folk speaking x were converted into several million slightly-less-civilised people speaking y, all in a matter of a coupla hundred years when the archaeology suggests nothing much was happening at all. So the new-normal is to have the y-speakers infiltrating the x-speakers even earlier.

It's a bonus that this accords with our own gentle multicultural times. The 'English' having to butcher millions of Welsh has been uncomfortable for some time so even the Daily Mail likes the idea of us popping over here earlier to set up language labs and/or asking the Welsh if they wouldn't mind relocating to Wales. I expect there were grants and so forth.
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Re: Celtic Wal/ Gal

Postby Boreades » 5:56 pm

Mick Harper wrote:The 'English' having to butcher millions of Welsh has been uncomfortable for some time so even the Daily Mail likes the idea of us popping over here earlier to set up language labs and/or asking the Welsh if they wouldn't mind relocating to Wales. I expect there were grants and so forth.

It sounds almost as though the Welsh getting grants from the EU is nothing new. Except this is the English Uncomfortable version of the EU. Or was the "grant" the Welsh Princes taxing the poor grumbling English to maintain their Welsh pro-Roman lifestyle?

Meanwhile, English Heritage has been having a rummage through the fields south of Silbury.

English Heritage's Later Silbury project aimed to shed light on a poorly understood period of activity around Silbury Hill

Silbury has been poorly understood by English Heritage for a long time. Notable among the many things they didn't find is who moved in after the Romans:

Phase 5: Post-Roman and medieval - No Anglo-Saxon or medieval features were found

Ref:
https://www.academia.edu/21117138/An_ev ... er_meadows
or
Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine, vol. 106 (2013), pp. 101-166

Was the whole site Army Surplus? Abandoned by the Roman garrison (or transit camp, or service depot, depending on your version of Roman Miliitary Logisitics). Nobody moved in, not Saxons or Welsh, not even native Brits as squatters or festival site goers. Perhaps they'd given-up on maintainance of the drainage into the Kennet and there was too much rising damp. It must have been an undes-res.

Army camps in Wiltshire is nothing new, but the nearest army camp was just down the road at Le Marchant in Devizes. In 1945, it played host to some of the remnants of the very latest attempt at a Roman-style pan-European army. At a strange time when there were more German troops in Britain than British. Everyone was playing away from home. Devizes was specially honoured(?) by hosting the Waffen-SS, as their share of the 250,000 German prisoners.
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