[NTLK] OT ... Re: Blue liberals, was Call for Einstein domain names

Tony Douglas tonyisyourpal at netscape.net
Sun Dec 4 12:16:10 EST 2011

Indeed the Picts were from north of Hadrian's Wall, and further north than the line of Antonine's Wall. Hadrian's Wall was only held for about 15 years before the Romans found an even narrower border to try controlling - however there wasn't enough good stone readily available to build anything other than a stone-cored turf wall between the Clyde and the Forth, and Antonine's Wall only served as a working border between (iirc) 142 - 162 (with a brief reoccupation in the early 3rd century). Some of it still remains, the best bit being Rough Castle which also has a full set of earthworks (ditches, lilias etc) surviving as well. After trying to charge at the wall across the ditches etc I can attest that halfway up the last ditch the only thing you really want to storm is a bottle of Irn Bru and a good fish supper !

Talking of which - dinner time ;)

- Tony

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Swaney <romad at aol.com>
To: newtontalk <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
Sent: Sun, Dec 4, 2011 11:40 am
Subject: Re: [NTLK] OT ... Re: Blue liberals, was Call for Einstein domain names

On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 3:32 AM, Tony Douglas <tonyisyourpal at netscape.net>wrote:

> Ah, but we don't. The woad wearers were Picts, and they were damn scary
> (the Romans couldn't beat them).

IIRC, the Picts were from NORTH of the Hadrian Wall and were one of the
reasons that the Antonine Wall was built. They were descended from the

Now how is this Newton related?  In 1707-10, Sir Isaac Newton directed the
re-coinage of Scotland following the union of Scotland and England into
Great Britain.

Dennis B. Swaney

The NewtonTalk Mailing List - http://newtontalk.net/
The Official Newton FAQ     - http://splorp.com/newton/faq/
The Newton Glossary         - http://splorp.com/newton/glossary/
WikiWikiNewt                - http://tools.unna.org/wikiwikinewt/


More information about the NewtonTalk mailing list