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Forum: History 19th July 2011, 14:22
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Posted By Sgoinneil
But I have never purported that homogeneity was...

But I have never purported that homogeneity was an essential component of any kingdom or state. Medieval Scotland was if anything, like the Balkans in the early twentieth century. Someone else...
Forum: History 19th July 2011, 06:22
Replies: 32
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Posted By Sgoinneil
I agree, Scottish culture certainly wasnt...

I agree, Scottish culture certainly wasnt homogenous. Sutherland Gaelic was nearer to Modern Irish in some of its aspects than Argyle Gaelic (which is nearer to the Ulster variety) and nobody is sure...
Forum: History 17th July 2011, 14:27
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Posted By Sgoinneil
When Did Scotland Become Scotland? | History...

When Did Scotland Become Scotland? | History Today (http://www.historytoday.com/dauvit-broun/when-did-scotland-become-scotland)

Perhaps this article is less contentious.
Forum: History 17th July 2011, 14:22
Replies: 32
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Posted By Sgoinneil
Well what would you call it? You could say the...

Well what would you call it? You could say the Anglophonisation but Anglicisation is the normal term for the changes that took place. If you check the other thread I started lower down, you will find...
Forum: History 17th July 2011, 14:03
Replies: 32
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Posted By Sgoinneil
I think there is a knee-jerk reaction to the word...

I think there is a knee-jerk reaction to the word English in relation to Scots who spoke Middle English. It says nothing abiout whether they would be loyal to a foreign government. I dont see why it...
Forum: History 17th July 2011, 13:55
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Posted By Sgoinneil
There would have been a strong sense of...

There would have been a strong sense of resentment of the Normans. This comes across in the tales like Robin Hood (some of which were written in Scots!) by Andrew of Wyntoun for example.
Forum: History 17th July 2011, 13:47
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Posted By Sgoinneil
Swiss minorities often resent each other and...

Swiss minorities often resent each other and their dialects and there is often tension particularly between German and French speakers. It is quite possible to be loyal to a national govt or king etc...
Forum: History 17th July 2011, 12:51
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Posted By Sgoinneil
Then why not stick to discussing the article...

Then why not stick to discussing the article rather than the poster?
Forum: History 17th July 2011, 12:47
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Posted By Sgoinneil
Why do you take it so personally? Whatb is wrong...

Why do you take it so personally? Whatb is wrong with the idea that some people living in Scotland at one time, percieved themselves to be English? It should be of interest to everyone interested in...
Forum: History 17th July 2011, 12:39
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Posted By Sgoinneil
I take it the War of the Roses was an ethnic...

I take it the War of the Roses was an ethnic conflict?
Forum: History 17th July 2011, 06:52
Replies: 32
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Posted By Sgoinneil
Interesting article on the Anglicisation of the Scots

Gaelic In Scottish History and Culture (http://users.vpg.sulinet.hu/brenn/teutos/toritar/scots.html)
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