Well, there are of course all those Glastonbury legends, but good luck on
finding any proof!


On 5 August 2013 14:24, Carol Primrose <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Peter,
> That's an interesting idea. Let us know if you get any leads.
> Carol
> -----Original Message----- From: Peter Laurie
> Sent: Monday, August 05, 2013 8:04 AM
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> Subject: [BRITARCH] Proto Celtic Church
> My interest is in the organisation and supply of the Roman army in Dorset.
> This leads one straight away to their command of the sea and ability to
> muster hundreds of ships. Caesar assembled some 900 ships for his venture.
> Sir Barry Cunliffe and a few other writers emphasise the ancient and well
> developed sea traffic up and down the atlantic coast.
> But we don't hear much about shipping in the ancient world because writers
> didn't go to sea and sailors didn't write.
> I wonder if, after the crucifixion, some christians in Judea found
> themselves on the wanted list and decided to get out of the way.
> Some roman author (I can't find the quotation) says that they had to flee
> to the ends of the empire. If you were in Jerusalem you could go east to
> Persia by land, with the risk of being checked by patrols on the road and
> perhaps an uncertain reception, or take a ship west to the Pillars of
> Hercules and then north. France was by then pretty roman so that wouldn't
> be safe. We don't know the date of the crucifixion but it was probably a
> decade or so before the second invasion of Britain.
> The fugitives would have to sail on, stopping off perhaps in Ireland where
> the romans didn't have much traction.
> I wonder if these fugitives didn't sow the early, discreet seeds of the
> Celtic Church?
> Clearly there

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