Britain – A History of Violence

Invasions of the British Isles have occurred throughout history.  The various nations comprising the British Isles were invaded several times; by the Romans, Scandinavians, the French, and one another.
The Romans were the first to invade us and came to Britain nearly 2000 years ago. They changed our country. The Roman Empire made its mark on Britain, and even today, the ruins of Roman buildings, forts, roads, and baths can be found all over Britain. The Roman army left Britain about AD 410.

When they had gone there was no strong army to defend Britain, and tribes called the Angle, Saxon, and Jute (the Anglo-Saxons) invaded.
We have had to learn the hard way, as an Island having fought and defended these shores for over a 1000 years, but the British never show signs of being war-weary.  The great British bulldog never lies down!
The British have always fought for land, for money and goods, for dominance, to be the richest and the best, The British Empire.  To fight for one’s country has always been an important part of it’s heritage.

The fighting spirit continues even to this day but usually in the form of gangs of youths, football firms or individuals, fighting each other.  There are many reasons why; control of territory for illegal drug distribution, security contacts for night clubs etc, football hooligans from one club fighting another or sometimes, just for the hell of it!

Young men have always enjoyed the adrenalin of fighting, the assertion of their manhood, their supremacy and autonomy, being warriors.  But it is interesting that while gang culture raged in the inner cities, in 2009 the British troops fighting in Helmand were very short of boots on the ground.

Death is never easy, it is the final reckoning, and the human drive is for survival