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Poor journalism from the Telegraph.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...st-anglo-saxo/

The more Anglo-Saxon you are the more British you are apparently.
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I can trace my family back to these Islands nearly 1000 years.
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One one side Back far far far for like 1k years ish.
On the other pure German blood. Proud of both
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(Original post by TercioOfParma)
I can trace my family back to these Islands nearly 1000 years.
I thought you were Italian....
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I thought you were Italian....
Part of my family is Italian (can't remember if it was Elba or Malta), like 200 years ago. Another part is Huguenot. Another is Anglo Saxon.

All of them pretty cool.
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(Original post by JamesN88)
Poor journalism from the Telegraph.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...st-anglo-saxo/

The more Anglo-Saxon you are the more British you are apparently.
The British are Anglo Saxons though, aren't they ?

There have been many groups that have recently moved to Britain and (tried) to adopt the culture, but they aren't ethnic British anymore than I can become ethnically Asian from eating rice and watching Kung Fu films.

There is a genetic component to being British, like it or not. For example, Asians and Africans do not come from here, they just don't. We can look at their DNA and tell, we can look at their appearance and tell. I am all for expanding the criteria one need fill to be considered genetically British, for example, someone with a Celtic/French Gene expression should be included, the Celtic and French tribes also settled the island along with the Germanic. 'British' is an amalgamation of their cultures and genetic lineage. I may be wrong though.
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I voted for Brexit (Leave the European Union). What do you think?
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The British are Anglo Saxons though, aren't they ?

There have been many groups that have recently moved to Britain and (tried) to adopt the culture, but they aren't ethnic British anymore than I can become ethnically Asian from eating rice and watching Kung Fu films.

There is a genetic component to being British, like it or not. For example, Asians and Africans do not come from here, they just don't. We can look at their DNA and tell, we can look at their appearance and tell. I am all for expanding the criteria one need fill to be considered genetically British, for example, someone with a Celtic/French Gene expression should be included, the Celtic and French tribes also settled the island along with the Germanic. 'British' is an amalgamation of their cultures and genetic lineage. I may be wrong though.
They seemed to conflate British with Anglo-Saxon and Celtic with Irish, despite the Celts being the native inhabitants.

My Welsh mum jokes about kicking the English of their Island.
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In receeding order that i know English -->Scotish/New Zealand -->French-->Swedish other than that god knows.
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I voted for Brexit (Leave the European Union). What do you think?
Really?

I'd never have guessed.
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(Original post by JamesN88)
They seemed to conflate British with Anglo-Saxon and Celtic with Irish, despite the Celts being the native inhabitants.

My Welsh mum jokes about kicking the English of their Island.
Yeah, the Celts do have the first claim as far as I am aware, the Germanic Saxon tribes muscled in after and created England. I think.

Wait, does this mean the Queen of England is a German ?

Why is there no conspiracy theory about this ?
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I can trace my family back to these Islands nearly 1000 years.
That's awesome, my records dry up in the early 1800's.

I'm guessing you're from some form of nobility to have records going back that far?
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That's awesome, my records dry up in the early 1800's.

I'm guessing you're from some form of nobility to have records going back that far?
Yes, not anything too major though. I think the earliest ancestor was Sherriff of Devon or Cornwall or something.
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