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Thread #67074 Message #2852335
Posted By: GUEST,Just Allan
28-Feb-10 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Napoleon was a Scot
Subject: RE: BS: Napoleon was a Scot
I've been posting on here for a couple of months as Allan C but I see someone else is now posting in this thread using that name! Anyway that idea that scots came from Ireland is plainly simplistic. The Scotti were one of the peoples in fist millenium Scotland who lived basically in and around Argyle, and traditionally it was said that they came from Ireland. However the vast majority of people in Scotland were of British stock. That is the Picts north of the Antonine Wall and the British tribes south of the said wall. There was also an influx of Angles in the south and Norse especially in the far north and north-west. It was events which caused the name of the country to name itself after the Scotti rather than turning into Pictland or something else.