Why was England so interested in conquering Ireland?
(07-25-2009, 11:22 AM)Bonifacius Wrote:
(07-25-2009, 11:07 AM)Melita Wrote:
(07-25-2009, 11:03 AM)Bonifacius Wrote:
(07-25-2009, 10:57 AM)Melita Wrote: You misunderstood the point of my post, which was really about German identity in the Third Reich as a primarily Roman construct. I was talking about Britons, and their tribes. The dates I had in mind: c.43-410 AD. And the Romans never did succeed in subduing all of Britain.

Hmm.  No, I did not misunderstand your post.  I understood it.  I just wanted to correct the anachronism of calling the Britons "English."  And, yes, I know that the Romans never succeeded in subduing all of Britain -- I never disputed that, in case you thought I did (?).  

Ok. I corrected myself in my first response to you btw (re. "Britons").

Yes, I saw that and I acknowledge it.  I just got the impression that you thought I was objecting to your characterization of the extent of the Romans' conquests in Britain.  You're right -- they conquered all of what is now England but not all of what is now Scotland.  We should be on the same page now.

Yep :)

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Re: Why was England so interested in conquering Ireland? - by Melita - 07-25-2009, 11:22 AM

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