Am I British or European?

Always European but also from wider afield. We all came out of Africa! One people! One World!

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2400 year ago Britain was inhabited by the Celtic tribes who came across from Europe in 300 BC. So the first Britons were European.

The Angles and Saxons came across from Germany, Netherlands and Denmark to displace the Celts.

Then the Romans came across from Italy, the Vikings (mainly in the north) from Norway, Denmark and Sweden and the Normans from France.

Then there were the major mass immigrations – the Huguenots from France and Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe.

The trade links of the British Empire opened up trade routes and there was an influx of people from further afield – Arabs, Indians, Africans, Chinese and hosts of others.

In the 20th century we had further waves of immigration from Jamaica, Pakistan, India, Africa, Turkey, Greece and the Middle East.

The stand out thing about the British is that we are mongrels, full of hybrid vigour. All these people…

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3 thoughts on “Am I British or European?

  1. The best thing is, we can be both. Both geographically and culturally. I am English by birth, but I have French ancestry, and probably Danish too. I would remain in the EU, but it doesn’t undermine my pride in being British.

  2. Have I seen this before somewhere? Like maybe a few days earlier?
    The opening sentence has still not been fixed! Goodness me!

    I’ve nothing else to say on the matter. Well I do, but nuff said.

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