Tuesday, May 28, 2013


A big interest of mine is history; the history of this and the history of that; including military, film & television, technology, and many more...

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)

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