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(USA Today)   King Arthur was a Scot who lived in the strongest castle in the land after the first three burned, fell over, and sank   (usatoday.com) divider line 76
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2013-12-01 03:14:12 PM
How can he be a Scot? The Scots came from Ireland and invaded what is today Scotland at the same time the Romans were retreating from southern Britain and leaving it defenseless in the face of incursions from the northern Picts, Irish raiders from the west, and Angles, Saxons and Jutes everywhere else. If there is any kernel of truth buried in the mountains of mythology that King Arthur lays under then he can't be Scottish. That's as simple as can be. It's like saying he was French, before the Franks had even formed Neustria.
 
2013-12-01 03:21:54 PM
according to an amateur historian

Well, that settles that then.
 
2013-12-01 03:23:44 PM
The dragon symbol is WELSH!!!
 
2013-12-01 03:25:13 PM
Pffft.  It's only a model.
 
2013-12-01 03:25:25 PM
What about the huge... tracts of land?
 
2013-12-01 03:26:21 PM
including where he died - near Falkirk, 12 miles from where his round table has supposedly been found

I would just like to point out that if you remove the middle 'lki" from this name, it spells 'Fark'.
 
2013-12-01 03:28:36 PM
He just wanted to sing.
 
2013-12-01 03:29:32 PM

Slaxl: How can he be a Scot? The Scots came from Ireland and invaded what is today Scotland at the same time the Romans were retreating from southern Britain and leaving it defenseless in the face of incursions from the northern Picts, Irish raiders from the west, and Angles, Saxons and Jutes everywhere else. If there is any kernel of truth buried in the mountains of mythology that King Arthur lays under then he can't be Scottish. That's as simple as can be. It's like saying he was French, before the Franks had even formed Neustria.


Hold on a moment, you're saying Scots are Irish who can swim and not the other way around?
 
2013-12-01 03:29:48 PM
media1.break.com
Not sure if serious.
 
2013-12-01 03:30:46 PM
USA Today is now linking stories from Newser? Wow.  Just... wow.
 
2013-12-01 03:40:00 PM
What, the curtains?
 
2013-12-01 03:41:40 PM

ajgeek: Hold on a moment, you're saying Scots are Irish who can swim

...

and lost their pants
 
2013-12-01 03:42:13 PM
Python quote thread? Count me in!

/message for you sir!
 
2013-12-01 03:43:38 PM

Did he fark anyone as good looking as Helen Mirren's Morgana?


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2013-12-01 03:44:02 PM
You can't trust a man named Adam near a yew, nor Scotsman near a ewe.
 
2013-12-01 03:44:48 PM
Let's not bicker and argue about ooo killed ooo.
 
2013-12-01 03:45:53 PM
He's going to sing...
He's going to sing...
 
2013-12-01 03:46:03 PM

Hector Remarkable: including where he died - near Falkirk, 12 miles from where his round table has supposedly been found

I would just like to point out that if you remove the middle 'lki" from this name, it spells 'Fark'.


It's not England, it's  Falkirk.
 
2013-12-01 03:46:33 PM

skinink: Did he fark anyone as good looking as Helen Mirren's Morgana?
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FTFY
 
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2013-12-01 03:46:57 PM

Arkanaut: USA Today is now linking stories from Newser? Wow.  Just... wow.


In their defense, they originated the "read less, know more" method that Newser has run with...
 
2013-12-01 03:47:55 PM
very good pig country...
 
2013-12-01 03:50:25 PM
Well, I didn't vote for him.
 
2013-12-01 03:51:12 PM
I love that they're basing this off the existence of Avalon. How about this - Avalon was a pond. Excalibur was a big tree branch that was stuck in a split rock. Merlin was some left handed guy. The round table was another rock.
 
2013-12-01 03:51:16 PM
And like any other Scotch person all he wanted was to kill the queen and destroy the English way of life.
 
2013-12-01 03:52:00 PM
Wouldn't he be a Briton, sorta by definition?

/and the English are just misplaced Danes...
 
2013-12-01 03:53:32 PM
FTA: In a previous book, Ardrey claims the "wizard" Merlin of Arthur lore was actually a politician from Glasgow, the Scottish Daily Record reports.

A Merlin was a wise hermit who lived in the woods, so it wasn't an individual but a type of person. That's why you have so many different individuals being called Merlin. They were sought after and highly regarded for their knowledge and alleged magical abilities.

Astorix: The dragon symbol is WELSH!!!


Also, that. How they went the entire article without mentioning the race which dominated Britain before the Anglo Saxons arrived is a mystery in itself. If i didn't know better i'd say, it was, a conspiracy.
 
2013-12-01 03:56:04 PM
He was actually a football player from the modern era

 
2013-12-01 03:57:00 PM

Bslim: And like any other Scotch person all he wanted was to kill the queen and destroy the English way of life.


Nae.
 
2013-12-01 03:57:58 PM
I blame the violence inherent in the system.
 
2013-12-01 03:58:29 PM

skinink: Did he fark anyone as good looking as Helen Mirren's Morgana?


How about Eva Green's Morgan? I mean, forget that she was his half-sister and he fathered a really screwed up kid who destroyed the kingdom.
 
2013-12-01 03:59:08 PM

Gergesa: He was actually a football player from the modern era


whoops let me try that image again

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-01 04:00:19 PM
"no figure on the borderline of history and mythology has wasted more of the historian's time"

Hmmm. You could make a similar case for Jesus.
 
2013-12-01 04:01:10 PM
So Castle Anthrax is in Scotland? Is that the oral tradition?

mzonline.com
 
2013-12-01 04:03:51 PM

BitwiseShift: So Castle Anthrax is in Scotland?


No. It's too perilous.
 
2013-12-01 04:04:40 PM

Slaxl: How can he be a Scot? The Scots came from Ireland and invaded what is today Scotland at the same time the Romans were retreating from southern Britain and leaving it defenseless in the face of incursions from the northern Picts, Irish raiders from the west, and Angles, Saxons and Jutes everywhere else. If there is any kernel of truth buried in the mountains of mythology that King Arthur lays under then he can't be Scottish. That's as simple as can be. It's like saying he was French, before the Franks had even formed Neustria.


That is the traditional view, but modern archaeology begs to differ--there is no archaeological evidence to support that view. (source: "Were the Scots Irish?" Ewan Campbell 2001)

Many Irish, however, are Scots--there is much evidence to support that.

/an Cuimeanach
//Chad's bhios maide anns a' choill cha bhi foill an Cuimeanach
///Robert Bruce will always be a murdering bastard to me (though I'm friends with some of his descendants--no need to Hatfield/McCoy our ancestors' grudge).
 
2013-12-01 04:09:55 PM
 
2013-12-01 04:11:56 PM

ajgeek: Slaxl: How can he be a Scot? The Scots came from Ireland and invaded what is today Scotland at the same time the Romans were retreating from southern Britain and leaving it defenseless in the face of incursions from the northern Picts, Irish raiders from the west, and Angles, Saxons and Jutes everywhere else. If there is any kernel of truth buried in the mountains of mythology that King Arthur lays under then he can't be Scottish. That's as simple as can be. It's like saying he was French, before the Franks had even formed Neustria.

Hold on a moment, you're saying Scots are Irish who can swim and not the other way around?


I thought Scots were reputed to be part viking?
 
2013-12-01 04:19:24 PM
If he really was a Scot, it explains why he cut corners off the table.
 
2013-12-01 04:25:30 PM

Bob_Laublaw: If he really was a Scot, it explains why he cut corners off the table.


And let's face it, "Knights of the Round Table" sounds a lot more poetic than "Knights of the Three-Legged Chairs."
 
2013-12-01 04:26:50 PM
A Merlin was a wise hermit who lived in the woods, so it wasn't an individual but a type of person. That's why you have so many different individuals being called Merlin. They were sought after and highly regarded for their knowledge and alleged magical abilities.

Cool. So when I retire to my farm and cut myself off from everyone to work on my inventions, I can call myself a Merlin.

/so I got that going for me, which is nice
//and I wear a kilt too.
///cosmic
 
2013-12-01 04:33:43 PM
There was a fourth castle which, 24 hours after it became operational, vanished.
 
2013-12-01 04:34:16 PM
King Arthur did not exist.

/Signed, A real historian.
 
2013-12-01 04:36:32 PM

macross87: He's going to sing...
He's going to sing...


It's "He's going to tell".

</Nerd Rage>
 
2013-12-01 04:38:24 PM

Aigoo: That is the traditional view, but modern archaeology begs to differ--there is no archaeological evidence to support that view. (source: "Were the Scots Irish?" Ewan Campbell 2001)


Then again there is no archaeological evidence to support Campbell's view. He tries to argue against the claim that the Irish invaded Scotland because the Scots speak Gaelic (Q-Celtic) not British (P-Celtic) because there is no evidence of Irish material culture appearing in Scotland. Instead he seems to claim that Gaelic originated on both sides of the North Channel and there was constant linguistic intercourse between Ireland and that part of Scotland but there was no material culture interchange, and thus no archeological record.
 
2013-12-01 04:41:18 PM

dopekitty74: ajgeek: Slaxl: How can he be a Scot? The Scots came from Ireland and invaded what is today Scotland at the same time the Romans were retreating from southern Britain and leaving it defenseless in the face of incursions from the northern Picts, Irish raiders from the west, and Angles, Saxons and Jutes everywhere else. If there is any kernel of truth buried in the mountains of mythology that King Arthur lays under then he can't be Scottish. That's as simple as can be. It's like saying he was French, before the Franks had even formed Neustria.

Hold on a moment, you're saying Scots are Irish who can swim and not the other way around?

I thought Scots were reputed to be part viking?


Can of worms, but technically correct.

TL;DR version: in referring to highland and lowland clans, many gained their lands and titles through William, Duke of Normandy and all that nonsense over the crown (really long story--Billy was pissed he didn't get the English crown, so he got all the Normans who would go with him--many of whom were reputed to have Viking ancestry, and yes, if you look at us, there is plainly Viking in us--you should SEE my cousins, holy hell) in 1066. Add a few hundred years and a few wars over crowns, a few marriages, blah blah...you know how it goes... some of us (even the Bruces, actually--my ex-husband was descended from the Bruces) look a combination of Viking and Scot and Irish. My ex looks Viking and Scot--dark hair blue eyes and built like a farking brick wall; I'm 5'4 curly red hair, thinly freckled, but also built like "a mini tank on speed." All of my cousins are well over 6 feet and either black haired or blonde (one or two gingers like me) and all of them look like linebackers. So yes, definitely Viking. All of us fair skinned, except me--but I get my complexion from my mother, who is half American Indian. I still burn, though, unlike my half-sister, whose father is Italian. Lucky biatch ;)
 
2013-12-01 04:41:26 PM

HairBolus: linguistic intercourse


I'm going to work this into as many conversations as possible tomorrow.
 
2013-12-01 04:43:37 PM
Ring ding diddleiddle aye de oh, ring die diddly-aye oh..
 
2013-12-01 04:46:36 PM

whither_apophis: Wouldn't he be a Briton, sorta by definition?

/and the English are just misplaced Danes...


'Oo are the Britons?
 
2013-12-01 04:50:10 PM
Hot Morgan/Morgana thread!

images2.wikia.nocookie.net

www.medievalarchives.com

comicbookreligion.com
 
2013-12-01 04:51:06 PM
All the kings said it was daft to build a castle in a swamp, but I built it anyway.
 
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