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Britain is still Celtic at heart
Telegraph [UK], by Harry Mount

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 5/2/2014 6:42:01 AM

How exciting to discover that Amesbury in Wiltshire is the oldest, continuously-inhabited village in the country. Archaeologists have worked out that people have lived there since 8,820 BC. [Snip] Even as much of the country gets covered in concrete, tarmac and out-of-town shopping centres, those ancient place names survive beneath it all, giving clues to how those places originally looked – and often still look. The vast majority of English place names are derived from the Old English spoken by Germanic immigrants who came here in the 5th and 6th centuries, after the Romans left in 410 AD.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMom, 5/2/2014 7:19:44 AM     (No. 9833371)

Interesting read, thanks. Gives new meaning to the phrase, ´words mean things´.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: lizzee1, 5/2/2014 11:11:10 AM     (No. 9833673)

I wish they would get their Celtic
up, before they lose it all to another invading force that means to conquer, NOT assimilate.

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