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Interesting idea. I don't know much about Old English history. Do you think the differences between that timeline and ours would be very different in modern times? Nik42 04:18, 10 Feb 2005 (GMT)

I don't know yet (I initially found the saldy for the penny replacement intriguing). The Viking raids would probably restore the timeline unless the Northumbrians developed a fleet. My perfunctory analysis of Northumbrian decline is that the combination of Berht's failed Irish landing (Anglo-Saxon invasion of Ireland - how's that for a POD!) and Ecgfrith's stupid slaughter at Nechtansmere ruined Northumbria's long-term potential. Theophilus

It looks interesting to me! I hope you'll continue your extrapolations and tell us more!

Louisiannan