Tuesday, May 28, 2013
THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL THOSE?
I was reading up on the English Channel * when I came across this interesting piece of information...
After the last ice age melted away a wide variety of folc travelled, by boat, across the "Dover Straight" to the island: these immigrants included Celts, Vikings, Romans, horticulturists, Beaker folk, Anglo-Saxons, Normans, plough farmers, and refugees (including Flemish Protestants and German Jews).
Daniel Defoe said this about the migration...
"From this amphibious ill-born mob began
That vain, ill-natured thing, an Englishman."
(* "The English Channel" - Nigel Calder - Penguin Books, 1986)