Prejudice against the Welsh

In 2004, an official map published by the European Union, “The Eurostat Statistical Compendium”, dropped Wales off into the Irish Sea.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/3715512.stm At the time, the Welsh were pretty philosophical about it, and they have a long history of learning to be so.  You can see a larger image of the map here:  http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=29&art_id=qw1096991820904E163 As a […]

Gladiators in York

The Romans came to Britain in the 1st century AD.  Julius Caesar invaded what is now England twice, in 55 and 54 BC but didn’t leave legions and never gained any actual territory.  Britain Express amusingly called this ‘Caesar’s summer vacation’.  It wasn’t until 100 years later, in 43 AD, that they invaded for real, […]