Bronze-Age Britain – a powerful copper/tin exporter (what Tony Blair calls a “young country” – idiot…)

David Davis

This is intriguing, and supports my hypothesis that we were actually a powerful _exporter_ of bronze-age metals (as every geologist over the age of six knows) and that we didn’t need to be an importer. The neo-importatistas, hysteircally-climbing onto the anti-English bandwaggon for re-writing history, since this is needful for them to survive and get “research-grants”, are clearly revisionist-Eurocentric “historians” who want to pre-justify the EU and all its works. Bugger them, for a start.

All they have to do is an isotope-analysis of the copper and tin ingots found on board, to know whether the metals came from here (probable – it was in the South-West, after all, the copper-tin-silver-gold-zinc-lead-cadmium-mercury region of the UK, and why would you bring foreign coals-to-Newcastle?) or were coming from somewhere else such as Spain, France or wherever.

4 responses to “Bronze-Age Britain – a powerful copper/tin exporter (what Tony Blair calls a “young country” – idiot…)

  1. chris southern

    The romans new of the ores that Britain had as they used water clearance techniques to get at the easy finds, then British slaves to mine for the harder to reach ores.

    During the Dark ages Britains export industry boomed due to no roman taxation (hear that goverment bods, no taxation or regulation increased trade!)
    The boom would have ment that some ores would have been brought in as demand grew.

  2. But this wreck site is from 900BC, Chris. The point the buggers in the article were trying to make was that the idea of the EU pre-dated modern human existence…

  3. chris southern

    This is just part of the propoganda, in some of the history documentaries they are trying to claim that roman taxation created trade as people were forced to trade at roman controlled markets. (well not forced to, but if you get taxed at every check point you soon learn to trade at the first town to cut down on taxation!)

    God i hope i live long enough to see a real free market and real free movement.

  4. I did wonder, when i read the article, why would Cornwall need to import copper or tin?

    Especially in light of the very early Ancient Greek explorers writtings that identified Britain as being an exporter of those metals.

    The stuff about being intergrated with European trade networks is a bit clunky, there is a clear subtext, but it also helpfully highlights the power of free trade, especially in the absence of large scale political bodies intervening.