- 05 Jan 2013 15:22
Well the Welsh certainly lost some land to the English. They lost it culturally. I strongly suspect they lost it Y Chromosome wise ie the Paternal lines. They definitely didn't lose it in terms of mitochondrial DNA ie the Maternal lines. To what degree they lost it genetically ie in terms of the main 43 Chromosomes I'm not exactly sure. Perhaps the key question is whether they ever lost the East of England in any sense at all. East Anglia was never Welsh. The idea that a few hordes of Angles, Saxons and Jutes transformed us in a century or two from Celts to Germanics is preposterous. It would be like expecting the few Roman legions that occupied us for over four hundred year to have turned us into Latinos. Its preposterous.
The American army in WWII was pathetic. Over 3 years to prepare and they still got their ass whipped by less than 3 German and Italian divisions at the Kasserine Pass.