Boost your vocab, pt. 1

August 6, 2006 at 12:49 pm | Posted in Scotland | Leave a comment

Today: Scottish history:

an inhospitable land of mist, bogs, midges and warring tribes (according to Roman emperor Hadrian, 2nd century, who decided to built Hadrian’s wall to prevent military raids by the tribes of Scotland) – ein ungastliches Land der Nebel, Sümpfe, Mücken und kriegsführenden Stämme

a turf rampart – ein Graswall (like the one built by emperor Antonius Pius, Hadrian’s successor)

to convert to Christianity – sich zum Christentum bekehren (by the 8th century, most Scottish tribes had converted to Christianity)

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