hvered wrote:...presumably the Preseli-is-special must be a modern notion and would be a good example of making facts 'fit in' with the theory.
As discussed previously, it was invented in the 1920's by a Welsh geologist, purely as a hypothesis. Even his Welsh colleagues at the time thought it was bonkers. But with media hype it quickly became established as a "fact". And as mentioned in many other contexts, once a historian has put in print, it gets repeated, and repeated, and repeated, and .....
Ref; http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales ... es-1894944
When you start to dig a little bit you find that actually there is no evidence at all.
It is entirely a myth which was invented in 1922, immediately after the First World War. The myth received instant acceptance on the part of the British public because there was a desperate need for a feel-good factor after the war – national pride had been dented, the economy was in tatters and everybody needed a good news story.