||[Feb. 16th, 2014|10:01 am]
A footnote to yesterday's post:|
In last night's episode of Walking Through History Tony Robinson was following the St Cuthbert Way from Melrose to Lindisfarne. He came to a stile in the middle of a featureless moor and drew our attention to a fingerpost which reads, "Welcome to Scotland" on one arm and "Welcome to England" on the other.
At which point he reminded us that in Cuthbert's day- roughly 1300 years ago- all the land from York in the South to Edinburgh in the North belonged to "the mighty kingdom of Northumbria" and England and Scotland had yet to be invented.