Cymru and the bloody Romans!

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by 8ball, Nov 8, 2019.


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  1. The English are better than the Romans and get a bad rap

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  2. Romanos in sempiternum!!

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  3. Fine people on both sides. Very fine people.

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  4. Romans? Wales? Wtf?

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  5. Cheese, then beans.

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  6. Thread is a thinly-veiled excuse to have a go at doing a poll.

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  7. Major unforgiveable history failure!

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  1. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    It's understandable that the Welsh are ambivalent about the hordes of pretentious Germanic twats currently befouling their (our) fine island, but the Romans, while admittedly now generally vacated, never seem to come up in discussion.

    We seem quite comfortable with the Holy Roman Empire (edit: actually they were not remotely holy at this point as multiple fule no) trampling over our soggy fields, building all manner of whatnot and then mysteriously drifting off, but they surely got up to some nefarious shenanigans and basically ate out on the back of various infrastructure improvements to a degree that was possibly taking the piss (in any case, I can't imagine they would have pleased everyone, what with the Welsh being known for voting for "freedom from local infrastructure improvements").

    Are we too forgiving? Were the Romans better than the English? Do I need to stop being so fucking lazy and read a book?

    You must decide!
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    the holy roman empire never trampled over our fields, soggy or otherwise.

    the holy roman empire was of course famously neither holy nor roman nor an empire
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  3. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Pedantry - decide or get off thread! :mad:
  4. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Neither holy nor Roman. Or an empire.
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  5. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Oh no, massive history fail here.
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  6. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Yes. Massive. Deracinated by English. Sadface. :(
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

  8. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    We only got the English because the Romans gave up. That Comes Littoris Saxonici was basically conning a wage in the latter days.
  9. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Yeah, poor Caradog.
  10. Proper Tidy

    Proper Tidy Arsed

    The actual romans (as opposed to the germans trading as holy romans) built chester ergo they were cunts
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  11. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

  12. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Ejumucation - didn't know of the fake Romans (big hole in education about Romans - prob missed that particular year in school). :cool:
  13. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Good thread to plug Alfred Duggan's Conscience of the King again, fictional account of the founding of Wessex has Cerdic as originally a half-German scion of a British royal house who then murders his way to a throne after time in exile. Inspired partly by the anomaly of the founder of the House of Wessex having a Romano-British name.
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  14. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Was more expecting to be kicked in the direction of non-fictional books, but I'll take whatever comes. :)
  15. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Bit dated but history is OK afaik, great read, unreliable narrator in Cerdic himself.
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  16. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I'm currently listening to The History of Rome podcast. It's bloody long (as you might expect), but broken down into quite short episodes. Great way to pass long car journeys.

    The History of Rome

    I'm using Google Podcasts to listen to it, but it's probably on iTunes and stuff as well.
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  17. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Might be one for the gym. :thumbs:

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