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GUEST,Santa BS: Who are the Welsh? (55* d) BS: Who are the Welsh? 24 Sep 03

Not being rude: at least not yet.

Recent DNA research has shown that the closest relatives to the Welsh are not the Scots and Irish but the Basques. What I missed was the relationship to the Bretons/Cornish.

For as the Bretons are the descendants of Britons who fled from the Anglo-Saxons, if they are not Basque-linked then we must conclude that "England" was a separate society from "Wales" before the Romans ever turned up. The entire myth of the Welsh as the last survivors of the true Celtic people of (the southern bit of) this island is hogwash. Romantic but wrong, as "1066 And All That" said about something else altogether.

Did anyone catch the full story?

Given the mutual joy of the Welsh and English in taking the p**s out of each other, I look forward to the response.

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