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A Romani Mystery in Eleventh-Century England March 9, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
A Romani Mystery in Eleventh-Century England

***Dedicated to Stephen D*** Our knowledge of the ancient and medieval movements of peoples depends on extraordinarily inadequate contemporary sources and theĀ  deadly (and often unsupported) prejudices of historians and archaeologists. But now, with the use of DNA sampling and other techniques, including isotope analysis, science is coming to the rescue: giving us surprising insights […]

The Kingdom of Yetholm July 13, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
The Kingdom of Yetholm

Gypsy history provides a rich field for bizarrists: after all, here is a people from the Indian subcontinent who hiked half way across Eurasia for reasons that are completely mysterious to modern historians causing confusion and marvel wherever they went. Nevertheless, even in such a rich field Beachcombing has an easy favourite: the Gypsy Kingdom […]