The first BREXIT

The last land bridge between Britain and mainland Europe gave way to the rising sea about 8,000 years ago. It is doubtful whether the significance of the event was widely recognised at the time – it was possibly the original hard Brexit Day.

Read a bit about it.

Brief history of BritainImage links to Amazon

20 thoughts on “The first BREXIT

  1. artandarchitecturemainly

    I remember Britain’s attempts to get into the EU, battling against the French predominantly. And once the UK made a third and successful application for membership, I was already living in the UK. EU membership was critically important then in 1970, and I would still say it is now.

    1. Mike@bitaboutbritain Post author

      It wasn’t really critical in 1970, Hels, but it was a good idea. I would have voted for it if I’d been old enough. As for now – it’s a bit late – the subject’s been done to death and we need to see whether our current path succeeds or fails, because it ain’t changing any time soon!

  2. cleemckenzie

    As always an interesting bit of history. As the state of Florida vanished under the lapping Atlantic I’ll remember this post. 🙂 My review is up, but I think you know that.

  3. hilarymb

    Thanks Mike – yes must get to do the review … it’s a great reference book for anyone visiting this little land. Cheers Hilary

    1. Mike@bitaboutbritain Post author

      It;’s always good to take a fresh perspective. My school didn’t teach me anything about Doggerland – schools don’t really have time to put events in full context, do they?

        1. Mike@bitaboutbritain Post author

          There used to something curiously reassuring about listening to the shipping forecast – Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire – Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight etc. I hardly ever hear it now, I doubt it was reassuring if you were already in a small boat in a gale in the middle of the North Sea.

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