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Did the Welsh ever call Britain Albion?

Did the Welsh ever call Britain Albion?

I understand that the word exists in Welsh, but that it's a modern loanword from Gaelic referring to Scotland. Albion first appears in ancient Greek accounts along with Ierne as being part of the

History of Alloway - History

History of Alloway - History

History of Alloway

Arms of Alexander II of Scotland

Arms of Alexander II of Scotland

The arms of Alexander II of Scotland (r. 1214-1249 CE). From folio 146v of Royal MS 14 C VII Historia Anglorum. (British Library, London)

Washing Up Wasn’t Enough: Evidence of 8.2 ka Climate Event Found in Çatalhöyük Cooking Pots

Washing Up Wasn’t Enough: Evidence of 8.2 ka Climate Event Found in Çatalhöyük Cooking Pots

Neolithic cooking pots can tell you a lot about life in the culture that used them; if you have the right tools on hand. New research on such pottery by the University of Bristol has uncovered how early farmers were adapting to climate change 8,200 years ago.

Charlemagne's women

Charlemagne's women

What does Charlemagne's name recall in everyone's memory? The famous coronation that made him emperor of the West in the year 800, but what is less known is that without the women who have passed through his life, he might never have occupied such an important position. He might have remained a simple king of the Franks like his father Pépin le Brief, if his big-footed mother Berthe, charming and ambitious person, had not dreamed of another destiny for him.

The Salic law of francs

The Salic law of francs

After 507, in order to organize his kingdom and establish peace there, Clovis promulgates the most famous barbarian law passed down, the pactus legis salicœ or pact of the salic law. The Salic law is a code of judicial procedure and a penal code, divided into sixty-five titles, themselves comprising articles written mainly in Latin.