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Started by Jacob_Richter on May 5, 2021 9:56:38 AM
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Jacob_Richter - 05 May 2021 09:58:02 (#1 of 429)

Mary Rose ship had multi-ethnic crew, study shows

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/may/05/ma
ry-rose-ship-multi-ethnic-crew-tudor-england


I am sure this is old news that I've seen covered on the telly at some time. Interesting nevertheless.

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 May 2021 10:23:04 (#2 of 429)

Johnny Brexiteer cancels educational trip to see Mary Rose.

FleurDuMal - 05 May 2021 10:27:54 (#3 of 429)

Thing is with seafaring (something which apparently Britain was good at), is that you go to lots of different countries, many of which contain forrins. Sometimes, you need a new crew member, and the forrins fit the bill. That means that ports tend to be what these woke, modern types call 'multi-cultural'.

Arjuna - 05 May 2021 10:32:10 (#4 of 429)

It hardly seems surprising that sailors move around the world quite a bit.

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 May 2021 10:32:17 (#5 of 429)

Lascars innit.

Jacob_Richter - 05 May 2021 10:35:06 (#6 of 429)

There is that - there was a programme recently that examined a medieval graveyard in Ipswich which unearthed someone who died c1300, if memory serves, and was of African descent but who had her early years in Germany.

Also, "As was revealed two years ago, the young mariner was also from the West Country and thought to have been of African heritage." suggests that it's not just a maritime industry that sucks in maritime labour from around the world, but some more established communities as well.

Arjuna - 05 May 2021 10:37:47 (#7 of 429)

How long would it have taken to sail from London to Tangiers? Got to be a week at the most.

Jacob_Richter - 05 May 2021 10:53:35 (#8 of 429)

At the most.

thisonehasalittlehat - 05 May 2021 10:57:04 (#9 of 429)

You walk to dover. Cross the channel. Walk to spain. Cross the gibralta straits. And then walk around the coast. In medieval times, anyway.

thisonehasalittlehat - 05 May 2021 10:57:23 (#10 of 429)

Then you go to jerusalem, because, well, you may as well.

PostmodernToss - 05 May 2021 10:59:32 (#11 of 429)

An old favourite on a related note. A tombstone of a Belgian serving in a Thracian Regiment in the Roman Army, stationed in SW England:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/oI
LetHj3S0-bRtrlSZERxw

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 May 2021 11:30:36 (#12 of 429)

One of my first visits after more lockdown easing will be to the Hunterian and its collection of Antonine Wall monuments, many of them found just a mile or two from where I sit.

https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/collections/collec
tionsummaries/archaeologyandworldcultures/archaeolo
gy/roman/

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 May 2021 11:34:20 (#13 of 429)

#11, I say, Tommo, is that you, you reprobate old Tory Anglican?

Jacob_Richter - 05 May 2021 11:35:24 (#14 of 429)

I shall visit Flag Fen and Grimes Graves.

HouseOfLametta - 05 May 2021 12:09:19 (#15 of 429)

This would be interesting WITH SOME PICTURES.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/0
4/melting-ice-reveals-first-world-war-relics-in-italian-alps

ReverendBlueJeans - 05 May 2021 12:10:52 (#16 of 429)

Wanted - 20th century excavation experts with winter woollies.

TauCeti - 05 May 2021 14:06:51 (#17 of 429)

One of these days they will discover that Africans have been in Britain since Roman times....

HorstVogel - 05 May 2021 14:23:08 (#18 of 429)

.... oh my, that would be a revelation, for some.

Jacob_Richter - 05 May 2021 14:31:53 (#19 of 429)

Ssssh.

wickeltisch - 05 May 2021 14:33:35 (#20 of 429)

#11

Why Belgian? The inscription says something like "Sextus Valerius Genialis, trooper of the Calvary Regiment of Thracians, a Frisian tribesman, from the troop of Genialis, aged 40, of 20 years' service, lies buried here. His heir had this set up."

The Belgae lived in what's Belgium today, the Frisii in what's northern Germany today.

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