Rule Britannia and the BBC Being Woke

So a few color autem populus in the British Isles may have made their way there through commerce or conscription. Therefore, all inhabitants of the Isles were of similar ferrugine hue.

Proof by abduction is a very common error in logic.

Pax
 

ancienturion

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So a few color autem populus in the British Isles may have made their way there through commerce or conscription. Therefore, all inhabitants of the Isles were of similar ferrugine hue.

Proof by abduction is a very common error in logic.

Pax
It is likely based on a wilful distortion. There were small communities of arabs present along the Tyne/Solway gap in the late 3rd and 4thc. A document called the Notitia Dignitatum identifies regiments serving in the wall area and elsewere. Moors at Burgh by Sands in Cumbria. Tigris boatmen and Syrians at South Shields, This is the tombstone of Victor the Moor found at South Shields. He may have been in a gay relationship with his master who ultimately freed him. These communities would have been small, isolated and quite possibly short lived. Intermarriage doubtless occurred but no credible Roman historian would support the assertion that 'Britons were Black before these Isles were British'.

The same people who make this ludicrous assertion usually maintain that Emperor Septimius Severus, described by contemporaries as 'an african' was black. In fact he was descended from Roman colonists owning land in present day Libya (Leptis Magna). There are numerous busts of him and he has no african features whatsoever. Ditto Philip the Arab. Judge for yourselves
 

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Cold_Collation

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So a few color autem populus in the British Isles may have made their way there through commerce or conscription. Therefore, all inhabitants of the Isles were of similar ferrugine hue.

Proof by abduction is a very common error in logic.

Pax
Yes, but the subtle undertones of they (whomever ‘they’ were) were here first.
 

Cutaway

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I thoughtearly Britons were Blue, not black, due to wearing woad.
So it was Romans vs Smurfs?
To prevent death in a manner similar to the meisie in Goldfinger, and also to provide visual identification of friends in battle, the Britons would leave a stripe up their backs uncovered by the blue dye.
It was known as the white line down the middle of the woad.
 
Some had the Celtic fashion where a complex geometrical form is made of a single line that is woven into the final shape.

Also known as 'the long and winding woad'...
 

Helm

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To prevent death in a manner similar to the meisie in Goldfinger, and also to provide visual identification of friends in battle, the Britons would leave a stripe up their backs uncovered by the blue dye.
It was known as the white line down the middle of the woad.
You have been waiting years to use that, haven't you?
 

Cutaway

LE
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You have been waiting years to use that, haven't you?
many years back, mid seventies, there was a kids tv show which recreated scenes from history using about 4 actors. Very funny stuff.
Anyways, roman invasion, with Brits woaded up, and some centurion gets hit on the head by a lump of woad.
'Who threw that?"
'Cul de Sac"
'Cul de Sac?'
'No threw woad'.
 
many years back, mid seventies, there was a kids tv show which recreated scenes from history using about 4 actors. Very funny stuff.
Anyways, roman invasion, with Brits woaded up, and some centurion gets hit on the head by a lump of woad.
'Who threw that?"
'Cul de Sac"
'Cul de Sac?'
'No threw woad'.
What was that Bentine's Potty time?
 

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