The Mead of the Picts — Part 2: The People
Between 400 to 900 AD, from withdrawal of the Roman Empire until the ascension of Anglo-Saxon rule, the land we now call Britain was divided under the rule of many peoples. These tribes were banded together loosely into four “kingdoms: ” The Britons, the Angles,the Scots and the Picts.
Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland
Examining what it means to have Irish blood, outlining where Irish DNA comes from and who are the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe. Of interest to anyone with Irish ancestry who wants to understand their genealogy.
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Celtic Tribes of Britain. Britain about the year 10 CE, showing the Brythonic tribes in green.
Researchers create genetic map of the British Isles
Many people in the UK feel a strong sense of regional identity, and it now appears that there may be a scientific basis to this feeling, according to a landmark new study into the genetic makeup of the British Isles.
The Welsh influence in Liverpool, the Scouse accent and the Welsh Streets
There are many connections between Liverpool and Wales. It’s said that Liverpool is regarded by many people in North Wales as their capital, not Cardiff. The Welsh accent has influenced the L…
The former British soldier behind the shocking Roscommon eviction
The 49-year-old debt collector based in Co Antrim allegedly contacted former colleagues last month urging them to make the journey to Ireland for a “name your price” job.