Talk:States in Medieval Britain

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I made some blatant mistakes in this
I'm sure someone will amend it properly
- Mathijs

I fixed some of the errors. This is a nice list to start with
- Kevin

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I'm dubious about the title of this article, since most of the entities named are pre-Medieval. How about States in Dark Age Britain? -- Arwel 13:45, 8 Feb 2004 (UTC)

I was dubious about the Americanised spelling of mediæval, myself, but Arwel's point is pretty important too and avoid the whol transatlantic issue, so I'd suggest this should be moved, either to States in Dark Ages Britain or States in pre-Reformation Britain or something. Include Irish states and move to States in the British Isles before the United Kingdom? — OwenBlacker 11:37, Aug 13, 2004 (UTC)
Isn't 'state' a rather loaded term too? adamsan 19:43, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I very much agree. 'Kingdoms' would be better.
Early medieval Britain is fine, that being the usual historical construct. Most British historians now use 'medieval' instead of 'mediæval'.Harthacanute 17:33, 21 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dark ages is definitely frowned on by historians of the Early Medieval period, largely because of its negative connotations. The word 'state' is defintely a problem, as it is very hard to use the term 'state' for the highly centralised and developed Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of England before 1066, let alone for the kingdoms, sub-kingdoms and petty lordships that preceded it. I suppose for ease you could use the term kingdoms, though loosely. Dave Bishop BA (Oxon.)
I think Early Medieval period is the treatment elsewhere --Jake 00:11, 19 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]