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  •  Nonsense (3+ / 0-)
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    You are confused by the ability of the British since before the Roman invasion to import, incorporate and modify other cultures into new variation.

    You can go as far back as the Beaker culture and the first metal working to demonstrate this. The main dividing lines are along the boundary of the Danegeld, the Scottish border and the extremities of Scotland itself.   The last are the residual Scandinaian influenced gaelic cultures, most of Scotland is Pictish,  the north and north east of England has strong Danish influence in things like place names separate from the South which retains Roman-British influences.

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    by Lib Dem FoP on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 02:55:59 PM PDT

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    •  No expert here (1+ / 0-)
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      I was primarily going by an article I read in a British paper.

      •  if you go to a map of the UK (4+ / 0-)
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        and find a town called Desborough, draw that as the centre of a Y on the map, (and it's much further south than people think) then you'll find that in the top segment place names in England tend to have Danish endings or roots, the South East have Anglo Saxonroots and endings, and the South West tend to have Celtic roots and endings. Now this isn't 100%, theres a certain ammount of bleeding over between the three segments, but it's pretty Accurate

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        by ceebs on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 06:37:45 PM PDT

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      •  Shouldn't believe too much that's in the papers (2+ / 0-)
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        Half the time they're getting the facts wrong and the other half they're making shite up. :-)

        By the way, the Highland Scots had strong connections to both Ireland and Scandinavia. Those Norsemen really, really got around.

        It went both ways, since the Norsemen liked to bring home wives from everywhere they went and seem to have especially fancied Irish women. There's a lot of Celt in Icelanders, mainly on the distaff side, and as for the Orkneys - Thorfinn the Mighty, "Norse" jarl of the islands in the first half of the 11th century, was at least three-fourths Celt (Scottish mother and an Irish paternal grandmother, plus who knows what elsewhere in the bloodline).

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        by TheOtherMaven on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 06:58:54 PM PDT

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