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Thread #29130 Message #3455307
Posted By: Jack Campin
21-Dec-12 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: Origins: How many versions of Geordie
Subject: RE: How many versions of Geordie
One thing to check for historical plausibility: the Scottish version quoted here has Geordie accused of murder. Fine. But you wouldn't expect any Scottish version to have him accused of stealing, since unlike in England, that wasn't a capital offence. (Early modern Scotland executed surprisingly few people).