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South of the border, Roman domination was more political than military, achieved by a series of bribes, deals and occasional skirmishes with individual tribes: a true divide and conquer policy that diluted rather than opposed any aggression from the west
It's always worth asking why the Romans bothered to invade these cold, wet islands at all.
They took one look at Ireland, decided it was a land of perpetual rain( right now it most certainly is ), not worth the bother, and called it Hibernia, ie land of winter.
you can't see across it from anywhere south of Scotland
, I have seen the Irish coast "from" Cornwall, but I was about 10,000 ft above Bodmin at the time.
It doesn't matter how high you were, does it?
Quote from: Bored chemist on 27/07/2023 19:05:37It doesn't matter how high you were, does it?I never considered you to be a flat-earther.http://www.totally-cuckoo.com/distance_visible_to_the_horizon.htm
That pretty much concurs with the horizon table, particularly at low tide.
Even if you are at the bottom of a mine, Ireland can still be seen from England- just not by you.
So technically, yes, but....
Nor by any Roman colonist.
That pretty much concurs with the horizon table, particularly at low tide. Hartland - Waterford is about 140 miles, Whitehaven - Downpatrick 88 miles, neither visible from ground level. In a small plane we usually route Strumble- Rosslare or Holyhead - Dublin , about 60 miles and just visible from 2000 ft, but the departure points aren't in England.