[Loch-Ruadh] Normans vs Irish (was: VCR Alert)

Jane Sitton jane.sitton at radioshack.com
Fri Jun 28 07:33:32 PDT 2002

The same can be said for the Normans who were awarded lands in Scotland and
England by William the Conqueror.  They became more Scottish (or English)
than the people they displaced.  I guess it's a way to fit in.


-----Original Message-----
From: Padraig O'Maolagain [mailto:padraig_ruad at irishbard.com]
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 9:45 AM
To: loch-ruadh at ansteorra.org
Subject: [Loch-Ruadh] Normans vs Irish (was: VCR Alert)

No, but those who stayed became Irish, so much so that an exasperated
Elizabeth I exclaimed of the English nobility that settled in Ireland:
"They have become more Irish than the Irish!"  This has always been
Ireland's strength:  no one goes to Ireland and changes it; Ireland changes

And the Irish Republic today is one of the crowning economic success stories
of Europe.

Britain's economy, on the other hand, is in the toilet.

It may have taken us 700 years, but we won.  :)


Madelina wrote:

>Heh, heh, being of the NORMAN persuasion, I kind of liked this episode as
>well.  But I still have to invent an alternate Irish persona, 'cause we
>didn't get to Ireland until later.  At least we got there!  And didn't

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