>It's the recent theory of Stephen Oppenheimer (The Origins of the
> On Wikipedia I saw an article that claims that the
> Eastern Britons were Belgae who spoke languages
> closely related to Ango-Saxon, which accounts for the
> general lack of Celtic substrate in Old English. It
> claims that no Celtic inscriptions are found in E.
> Briton. My impression was that it saw Belgae as
> essentially a Celtic influenced form of Germanic and
> similar to Frankish.
> I'd like to hear from the rest of you regarding this
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