England is a relatively modern concept and so would not be an appropriate
name for a museum which dealt with anything before the10th Century.
In fact the name British Museum would be more appropriate for a museum which
dealt with the history and prehistory of the these islands? Although one
could argue that the name was not coined until Pytheas in the 4th BC still
its better by over a thousand years than an English Museum.
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From: "Anne Brundle" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 10:36 AM
Subject: Museum of England (was "Stolen Artefacts")
> From the north end of the UK, I have often wondered why there is
> not a "Museum of England". Colleagues have suggested that the
> history and prehistory of England is too diverse for such a project to
> be practical, but then, the same is true of Scotland.
> Anne Brundle * Orkney Islands Council
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