Why did the English come to dominate the British isles as opposed to the Scots, the Cornish, the Welsh, or the Irish?

Why did the English come to dominate the British isles as opposed to the Scots, the Cornish, the Welsh, or the Irish?

Historical luck or material circumstances?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    simply because the area arbitrarily carved out as "england" was a lot bigger and more populous than the other parts

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But that part was England because the Anglo-Saxons took it over. If they'd taken over less then more of Britain would have been Wales or Pictland or whatever.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Anglo-saxons also settled Southern Scotland. The point where it stops being England and starts being Scotland isn't based on ethnicity, culture, religion, geography, therefore it's arbitrary.

  2. 1 month ago
    daymonklotzar@ig

    eu techlines geologistic localities and roman footprint carved in the blood of doggerland who went the wrong way on sink hearts

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    england is more arable and temperate than the scottish highlands and wales, and ireland is too isolated and never consolidated into a kingdom as a result of foreign conquest like England has been victim of since antiquity

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ganglo Saxon vril

  5. 1 month ago
    daymonklotzar@ig

    briton ended at magna carta

    addressed post

    confirming pike n shot gets outscaled by ruyter caracole at high enough elitism

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Jesus, that's a big sword

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    English are better at fighting, diplomacy and trade.
    For example when the Normans conquered Wales and Ireland who do you think made up their armies? English.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Normans never conquered Ireland and their army here was made up of Normans, Welsh, Bretons and Flemish.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the Normans did conquer Ireland you moronic paddy
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Norman_invasion_of_Ireland#Terminology

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They never succeeded in taking the whole country so didn't conquer Ireland. The Normans came in 1172 and it wasn't until the Tudors came and fought the Irish and descendants of the Normans in campaign that lasted 60 years until Ireland was completely under English control in 1601.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            thats not what conquer means they came they conquered and ruled over vast swathes of Ireland.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And what about the vast swathes of Ireland that were under Gaelic rule? Parts of Ireland weren't under any sort of foreign rule until the 1600s.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            this is hilarious yeah depending on what biased map you choose at what time.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Any map you post is biased but anything I post is 100% legit and the only true source.

            Frick off.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not what was said. But usually when posting territory of an Empire you post it at its height.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            neither have Irish republisharts lol.
            You have the weirdest definition of conquering when has ireland ever been whole?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Irish republisharts

            Rent free

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    England was much bigger and had more natural resources

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "England" had the honor of being taken over by Rome. This pretty much set them on the right trajectory. When Anglo-Saxons invaded, there were already institutions in place. When the Normans invaded, they benefited from institutions already being in place. These did not exist for the rest.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      tell me about these roman institutions that carried over to anglo-saxon England

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        A pacified group of people

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how the frick did England get taken over by Rome post-Rome? lol.

      Roman Britain was ruins when the Anglo-saxons turned up.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Norman French?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Normans aren't Romans the Normans would have had no idea what the Romans were like. They were well after the Roman empire collapsed.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Germanic tribes of the migration period were fricking insane warriors. It comes down to genetics one would think as with most issues

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because Ireland was decentralised, Wales was too little and Scottish Lords were too greedy. But also because England is bigger.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's the Normans not the English

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No its the English, Normans went extinct.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because england was ran by foreigners that conquered it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      all the countries in the British isles were conquered and run by foreigners

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Except for Scotland

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Even Scotland

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Robert the Bruce and all the Scottish nobles who revolted against the "English" were Normans. Scotland vs. England was never a nationalist struggle until the 19th century, it was always a civil war between Normans ruling over Scottish churls and Normans ruling over English churls.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            when you put it that way it makes me smile

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Britons were too pacified and cucked by centuries under romohomo, so it took them quite a while to grow some balls and start fending off for themselves without daddy government in Rome, by which time the Saxons had already taken over much of their lands.
    The Gaels are just too savage and moronic.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why did the English come to dominate the British isles
    Wessex(western Saxons) dominated England initially. The German kingdoms were always going to unite, ruled by either mercia or Wessex

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nope. Mercia initially dominated this was known as Mercian supremacy.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    England/Southern Britain always had far more arable land to support much larger populations than anywhere else in the British Isles. Even if the Anglo-Saxons never colonized it, whatever Romano-Celtic culture that developed there would have done the same through sheer demographic determinancy.
    Also it was the Normans, not the English who dominated the British Isles. The native Anglo-Saxons were their serfs and disposable footmen when conquering Scotland, Ireland and Wales and the English were aware of this until the last couple of centuries. Look at stuff written during the Civil War about getting rid of the "Norman yoke" to abolish the monarchy to get an idea of how long the English seethed about being ruled by Frenchmen for.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They were more numerous

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >no, see, actually they didn't conquer 100% of these pointless worthless swamplands and just controlled all the main towns and "cities" and their hinterlands so it wasn't REALLY a conquest

    Cope harder taig c**ts.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There are no swamps in Ireland. I'm from an area that didn't come under foreign control until the 1600s and it has some of the best land in the country.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because the protestant ascendancy drained the swamps.

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