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Ranting of a History Crank

The Real Ruler of DoncasterSo here is a cute little news story about how Doncaster is really part of Scotland due to some shenanigans back in the twelfth century. A nice adorable little news piece that got my blood boiling.

{Begin History Nerd Rant} I think you will find that Rome never released Britannia from the Empire, it said you will have to look after yourself for awhile. Therefore Doncaster isn’t part of the Pictlands at all, it is still part of Rome. {End History Nerd Rant}

Why limit this sort of historical revision to 900 years when there are more valid 1600 year old claims? As a special tie-in, Jeremy Clarkson is from Doncaster, thus making him Italian.