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  1. Lucky13

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    As we all know, them there Normans arrived and made a mess on this sandy patch back in the year of the Lord 1066, but you never hard anything about them leaving, so......is England still under occupation? ;)
     
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    Good point Jan. The Normans were absorbed into English society which was so good they did not want to leave...
    We'd nicked their boats anyway :lol:
    Staying was the best decision the French ever made...apart from making Ami's in Slough :rolleyes:
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    no politics. I can see it now..."We're Tory occupied,.."etc, etc....none of that! :)
     
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    Promise Chris. I have had my fill of 'politics' of late believe me...

    Just a josh with Jan, nothing more.
     
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    #5 Lucky13, Apr 16, 2013
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    Politics are banned from this thread Oh Almighty Pop Tart Whisperer, tongue in cheek here! ;) :D

    Edit: I see that we crossed posts there John...what he said Chris! :D
     
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    Was this the grand philosophical thought of the night shift Jan or a comment you over heard in the pub.

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    Got to admit its food for deep thought.
     
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    Depends if you think the Vikings and Saxons were English.

    They occupied parts of the British Isles and the The Normans were also of Viking ancestry occupied them.

    I wonder if we could still blame Norway and Sweden for the Viking hordes?
     
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    nope, just the Viking crabs....................


    I'll get me coat!
     
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    And Denmark,bits of northern Germany etc.

    The North Sea isn't that big. People were going back and forth in significant numbers from the 8th Century onwards (that we know of).

    Cheers

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    All the barbaric hordes that paddled across the North Sea to come and live here were pleasantly suprised by our temperate climate and general good will to all.... The French were so keen that they would wait to be asked they just turned up and gate crashed. The Romans stayed a long time and like all good visitors left more than they arrived with.
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    'nope, just the Viking crabs....................'

    Noooooo...no one expects the Viking crabs..
     
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    In the early years, The French Normans occupied England. However, When the Plantagenent Kings lost their French lands, they had to become English because they could no longer be French.
    The Norman invasion was similar to the Roman as it was a leadership change at the top whereas the Saxons and the Vikings killed themselves to power. And occupying land in the process. The Celts and then the Saxons were ethnically cleansed off the land. The Saxons filled a gap by the end of the Roman empire and the island nature of the UK made us perfect for amphibious assualt which the Vikings did so well.

    What is annoying is that Harold could have defeated William at Hastings if he didnt have to fight the Vikings at the same time. 2 front wars are bad news.
     
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    You call it a 'temperate' climate because you can't see anything with all that rain and fog. :)

    Ummm, still are! :)
     
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    Narrator: "For thirty years Caesar ruled with an iron fist. Then with a wooden foot, and finally with a piece of string"

    Moriartus: I see that ten years in Britain have not changed your Imperial Roman outlook, Caesar.
    Julius Caesar : True, Moriartus, always a Roman I.
    Moriartus: Will you take wine?
    Caesar: No thanks, I think I'll have a half of mild and a packet of crisps.
     
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    It would be nice to have an English monarch of England before 1,000 years have gone past; with foreign johnnies having taken the job for the last 947 years. A Dane would also be traditional (yes I know Phil the Greek is Danish.)
     
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    oliver cromwell
     
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    Prince Philip was born in Greece into the Greek and Danish royal families, but his family was exiled from Greece when he was a child. After being educated in France, England, Germany and Scotland, he joined the British Royal Navy at the age of 18 in 1939.
    From July 1939, he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth (his third cousin through Queen Victoria and the elder daughter and heiress presumptive of King George VI) whom he had first met in 1934.

    A veritable league of nations make up our Royal family...very closely related too.
     
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    So not only do they chase school girls, they marry their cousins. Do I hear banjos - or was it just a German Danish Corgi howling .....?
     
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    Just to make sure, don't sound like a pig.... :lol:
     
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