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“In my book Celtic Cornwall, I explore the sites associated with the Celts, both in ancient and in more modern times thus providing the reader with a fascinating insight into the landscape, life and traditions that have made Cornwall and its people ‘different’.

Dr Alan Kent
Lecturer - Open University”

By AnBalores Posted: February 22, 2014

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  • hereandthere  |  February 22 2014, 4:53PM

    Grow up.

  • IainS  |  February 22 2014, 5:17PM

    I have this book. You have to be grown up to read it hereandthere. Not a racist bigot like you.

  • IainS  |  February 22 2014, 6:29PM

    Hey bigot, Dr Alan M. Kent is a Lecturer in Literature with the Open University in the South West of Britain and Visiting Lecturer in Celtic Studies at the University of La Coruña in Galicia. And you are?

  • hereandthere  |  February 22 2014, 9:06PM

    "Calling the British Iron Age 'Celtic' is so misleading that it is best abandoned. However, there is one thing that the Romans, modern archaeologists and the Iron Age islanders themselves would all agree on: they were not Celts. This was an invention of the 18th century; the name was not used earlier. The idea came from the discovery around 1700 that the non-English island tongues relate to that of the ancient continental Gauls, who really were called Celts. This ancient continental ethnic label was applied to the wider family of languages. But 'Celtic' was soon extended to describe insular monuments, art, culture and peoples, ancient and modern: island 'Celtic' identity was born, like Britishness, in the 18th century." http://tinyurl.com/3cu9qu"

  • AnBalores  |  February 23 2014, 2:05PM

    hereandthere continues to reveal himself as an uneducated racist bigot. Dr Alan Kent took legal action and the allegations were withdrawn. He is shortly to be awarded a Professorship. And you are? Lol.

  • Taxman100  |  February 23 2014, 2:47PM

    Yet again both AB and IainS resort to petty name calling. It proves that if one does not agree with their point of view 100% then they may accuse one of being a bigot, or racist, or both. Definition of Bigot: "somebody with strong opinions, especially on politics, religion, or ethnicity, who refuses to accept different views". Which would imply it is AB and IainS who are the bigots and not hereandthere and Big_Ger, as it is the latter who are willing to discuss the many alternative points of view.

  • AnBalores  |  February 23 2014, 3:31PM

    Prepared to discuss as long as it suits their bigoted views. Remember two things: a. there exists a record of every one of the trolls outbursts b. there is nothing any of you can do to prevent our views

  • AnBalores  |  February 23 2014, 3:38PM

    And those outbursts include yours Taman100!

  • Slimslad  |  February 23 2014, 6:02PM

    I may post the photo of the "Cats National Liberation Army", (with rifle and masks, sans cat?). Or the advice from a leading Neo-Celt on the use of telephone boxes to make threatening calls to opponents. Or anything from a bloke who believes every conspiracy theory going.

  • hereandthere  |  February 23 2014, 8:49PM

    IainS continues to make himself look silly and deluded. You can pretty much hear the desperation in his uneducated posts. He and his fellow nationalists blind adherence to outdated, inaccurate and just plain wrong, doctrines, will come back to haunt them all.

  • AnBalores  |  February 23 2014, 10:41PM

    hereandthere continues to make himself look a bigot. You can detect in his racist postings a frustration in that nothing he posts will change any views. His outdated imperialist doctrines will surely come back to haunt him.

  • AnBalores  |  February 23 2014, 10:43PM

    What were your qualifications by the way hereandthere? Oh yes, lost a parish Council election, if I recall.

  • hereandthere  |  February 23 2014, 11:03PM

    Lost a parish council election? When, where? It is news to me. But what should we expect from a nationalist who relies on falsehoods. Racist, bigot...the irony. Repeating my words.....such a typical nationalist thing to do, so childlike.

  • Taxman100  |  February 24 2014, 10:34AM

    Following this thread alone, it seems AB has become the Oracle of all knowledge, and is able to recognise, an outburst when one did not exist, recognise a bigot when there was no bigotry, knows who people are when he manifestly does not, recognises a racist when no recognisable racist comment has been made. Is there a satisfactory explanation for AB's apparent psychic gifts? It may be he has been resurrected from the dead, or at least the bypassed the bans, a number of times using numerous aliases?

  • rickoon  |  February 24 2014, 10:54AM

    "Is there a satisfactory explanation for AB's apparent psychic gifts?" Yes, it is all that Greens they are getting down um lol,

  • T_Flamank  |  February 24 2014, 2:11PM

    So, little trolls, back on subject. I have Dr Kent's book which was published in 2012. Apparently, you are calling the man a liar? Is this so?

  • IainS  |  February 24 2014, 4:17PM

    Bet the Little Englanders wouldn't have the guts to tell him that to his face. I think they are called keyboard warriors, aren't they? Disproved and wrong and forced to sell kitchens.

  • hereandthere  |  February 24 2014, 8:02PM

    Have a read of 'The Celts, origins myths and Inventions' by John Collis. Professor of archaeology at the University of Sheffield. He is the leading British authority on the European Iron Age.

  • Anyone  |  February 24 2014, 8:17PM

    Good heavens why pander to the troll that is hereanthere, if you ignore hime his ignorant diatribe will be meaningless. He has to troll as a bigot, he has nothing better to do

  • hereandthere  |  February 24 2014, 9:42PM

    What are you drivelling on about, Turnerscrafts? Have you read the book I named? Or are you a nationalist clone?

  • AnBalores  |  February 25 2014, 11:31AM

    Well said Turnerscrafts. Yes, perhaps best to let the bigot hereandthere stew. He calls academics liars and is assisted by his little band of keyboard warriors. A troll indeed. We speak a Celtic language. Cornwall is a Celtic Nation. There is nothing hereandthere can do about this except sell kitchens.

  • hereandthere  |  February 25 2014, 1:33PM

    AnBalores continues to be rattled. Close your eyes and you can see her, fingers in ears, going 'lalalalalalalalala'

  • AnBalores  |  February 25 2014, 10:53PM

    We speak a Celtic language. Cornwall is a Celtic Nation. There is nothing hereandthere Bigger and new little troll can do about this except sell kitchens.

  • hereandthere  |  February 25 2014, 11:08PM

    From 'The Celts. Origins, myths & inventions' by Professor John Collis. 'With Sidonius Appollinaris in the fifth century AD the Celts, at least as a contemporary group, disappear from the literature; Isidore of Seville (AD 560-636) already seems to be talking of the Celtiberians in the past tense, and other authors such as Steph**** of Byzantium (c.AD 480-500) in his compendium of peoples even more obviously so. But where the inhabitants of Gaul are discussed the term Galli is the favoured expression to refer initially to the indigenous subjects of the newly established Germanic kingdoms, and later as the expression for the French in general used by authors writing in Latin. Sometimes hybrid names such as Celtigalli appear, but where authors wish to be more explicit they refer to the individual tribes named by Caesar (Latham 1965, 1981). Thus Bede refers to the Gauls, or to the Belgic Gauls, but also to the Morini or the towns where individuals come from (e.g. Germ**** of Auxerre); much later we find Geoffrey of Monmouth mentioning the Allobroges. As previously mentioned, no extant authors speak of Celts in Britain. The closest we have is Hipparchus, quoted in Strabo: 'But this phenomenon (the height of the sun at the winter solstice) is more marked among the people who are six thousand three hundred stadia distant from Massalia (People who live two thousand five hundred stadia north of Keltike whom Hipparchus assumes are still Celts, but I think they are Britons). Strabo 2. 1. 18. Strabo himself certainly distinguished Britons from Celts. For the origin of the inhabitants of Britain, Caesar states: The inland part of Britain is occupied by people who claim that, according to their own tradition, they are indigenous to the island, but the coastal part by peoples who had crossed from Belgium with the aim of capturing booty and waging war. Almost all of them bear the name of the states from which they originated. At the conclusion of the war they remained there and began to cultivate the fields. De bello gallico 5.12.' See, just a little bit of looking beyond nationalist sources and you can find something new to learn.

  • AnBalores  |  February 26 2014, 10:42AM

    From Dumnonia to Cornubia By Professor Philip Payton, Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies. If it is in the Iron Age that Cornwall acquires that Celtic identity which we recognise today, then it is in the succeeding era –as we move from prehistoric to historic times – that Cornwall begins to develop the territorial identity which marks it out geo-politically as the land apart. See, just a little bit of looking beyond your Anglo Imperialist sources and you can find something new to learn.

  • hereandthere  |  February 26 2014, 9:57PM

    And AnBalores goes, lalalalalalalalalala, What a stupid answer you gave. What do you know about John Collis? I don't even know where he comes from, his political views, anything. I wasn't bothered with anything other than his work. I have read Philip Payton's book, have you read John Collis'?

  • AnBalores  |  February 26 2014, 11:40PM

    More bitter and blinkered denials from hereandthere From Dumnonia to Cornubia By Professor Philip Payton, Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies. If it is in the Iron Age that Cornwall acquires that Celtic identity which we recognise today, then it is in the succeeding era –as we move from prehistoric to historic times – that Cornwall begins to develop the territorial identity which marks it out geo-politically as the land apart.

  • Taxman100  |  February 27 2014, 10:17AM

    The Celtic Revival in Cornwall (1950's/60's). Some say it was an offshoot of the Happy Hippy Era and the forerunner of the current Green Party. If one does not agree with AB and his version of the "English Imperialists", or only read history as presented by the few, then you are outcast into the political wilderness. Oddly, the opposite would seem to be the case: where more than 90% of the Cornish vote against his brand of politics.

  • hereandthere  |  February 27 2014, 10:17AM

    Which one of us is willing to look at more than one set of sources for information?

  • westwelsh  |  February 27 2014, 8:11PM

    Professor Payton is the world's leading expert on Cornish Celts, no one else can compare to him.

  • hereandthere  |  February 27 2014, 9:05PM

    Well, that is a truly breathtakingly blind statement.

  • AnBalores  |  February 28 2014, 1:47PM

    and hereandthere is truly breathtakingly blind!

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