>>"McCrone, Peter (RDS NW)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
600,000 is about 1% of the population (give or take a few thousand).
Anyone have a current estimate of the population of Britain when the Roman
Army arrived - 4 legions plus auxilia must be about 40,000, about 1% if the
population was around the 4,000,000 mark (and that 1% was all military with
military takeover as its goal).
I assume that the various other waves of
immigrants at various times in our past (take your pick from Heugenots, E
European Jews, Italians, Poles etc) were a similarly small proportion of the
population and soon were more or less absorbed into the general population.
I would imagine the numbers of the latter groups as a percentage of the population of the country would be significantly less than 1%.
What may be of consideration is the demography of the migrants and their relationship with demography of the country.
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