Re[2]: [tied] NWB

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 49926
Date: 2007-09-17

At 2:19:32 AM on Sunday, September 16, 2007, fournet.arnaud

> Britons were slaughtered by Anglo-Saxons and had to take
> refuge elsewhere, i.e in Brittany,

This is at best a considerable oversimplification. There
are place-names containing OE <wealh> 'a Welshman', usually
in the gen. pl. (<weala>), all over Britain, indicating the
continued presence of communities of Britons.

Moreover, if I remember correctly, British migration to
Brittany began in Roman times and was mostly from the
southwest, which the Anglo-Saxons reached relatively late.