Scottish Myths

Robert Craig Maclagan

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Scottish Myths - Robert Craig Maclagan

Excerpt from Scottish Myths: Notes on Scottish History and Tradition

It is somewhat remarkable that of the parentage claimed for Welsh, Irish, or Scot, there is none from our Roman invaders, though, as Camden says, "meet it is we should believe, that the Britons and Romans in so many ages, by a blessed and joyfull mutual engraffing, as it were, have grown into one stock and nation, seeing that the Ubii in Germany, within twenty-eight years after a colony was planted, where now Colein is, made answer to their countrymen as touching the Roman inhabitants there, in this wise:- This is the natural country as well to those that being conveyed hither in time past, are conjoined with us by marriages, as to their offspring. Neither can we think you so unreasonable as to wish us for to kill our parents, brethren, and children."

The Roman legionary troops employed in the conquest of Britain were not, even a majority of them, Italians. The auxiliaries were of all nations.

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