Local paper here is Derbyshire UK has run a story this week entitled ‘Historian makes bold claims about water levels’. The historian, Ron McKeown claims that there is evidence to suggest that during the Dark Ages the valley of the River Derwent above Cromford was flooded to the level of the 150 metre contour line to produce a huge lake.
It all sounds quite plausible until the guy is quoted as referring to ….’the Roman conquest in 1066 ‘ Now that really is a revelation! Was William of Normandy actually helped to victory at Hastings by Roman legions?
Is this a case of a historian having a surfeit of invasions?