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From: (John Chandler)
Subject: Re: [DNA] Haplogroup F*
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 17:23:45 -0400 (EDT)
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In-Reply-To: <42BC7100.4030908@hargray.com> (dereddi@hargray.com)


Dale wrote:
> Glen is correct.

Two points. First, if Glen had only thought to use the term
"'aboriginal' British" instead of "'aboriginal' English", there
would never have been a complaint about a misnomer. Much more
important, however, is the fact that England, or Britain at large,
is no more an amalgamation than any other place in Europe. It is
a mistake to focus on near-matches in, say, Normandy and to rush to
the conclusion that one's ancestors must have once lived there. In
fact, English armies spent a great deal of time and effort in large
regions of France throughout the Hundred Years War -- far more than
the brief episode of the Norman Conquest.

John Chandler


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