How Connected Are We?

At the moment, in the UK, we are having fierce debates pre Referendum on whether or not we should stay within the European Union (EU) This post is not about the pros and cons about whether we should stay in or get out, there is enough of that, without me adding my 5 pence worth, but what struck me, is our close ties to the Continent, including Scandinavia, with our history of invasions and occupations going back 2000 years and more. Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Danes, you name them, at one time or another we have been a country that other nations and peoples have tried to invade and connect us to their homelands.

I am now on my second piece of reading material, on holiday, and this time it is Edward Rutherford’s “London”, a 1300+ page tome, which is giving me an insight into how our Capital city of London has evolved over the millenia, as 1 by 1 the home forces and the invading ones, left thier mark, notably in the place names of the city itself.

So when I came across this video on Daniel Arendzen’s blog just a few days ago, which coincidentally is called konexxion the 2 seemed inextricably linked. I think I know where my ancestors came from, but chances are I have very little idea, if this clip is anything to go by.

I would love to know who I am connected to, wouldn’t you? Would you dare to take the DNA test and find out?

Blessings Joy

Daily Prompt “Connectedhttps://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/connected/

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