John Beddoe

The Races of Britain: A Contribution to the Anthropology of Western Europe

John Beddoe (1826—1911) was Britain’s foremost anthropologist who specialized in the study of race, craniology, and racial origins. The Races of Britain: A Contribution to the Anthropology of Western Europe is a complete overview of the racial and sub-racial makeup of the British Isles. His primary means of measure was skull and hair/eye colour combinations.

Through cross-testing with the European continent, he found that the original inhabitants of Britain had been dark-haired and dark-eyed, and that the “greater part of the blond population of modern Britain derive their ancestry from the Anglo-Saxons and Scandinavians.” Furthermore, he found, the “proportion of English and Scotch blood in the present inhabitants of Ireland is probably not much less than a third. “

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John Beddoe (1826—1911) was Britain’s foremost anthropologist who specialized in the study of race, craniology, and racial origins. The Races of Britain: A Contribution to the Anthropology of Western Europe is a complete overview of the racial and sub-racial makeup of the British Isles. His primary means of measure was skull and hair/eye colour combinations.

Through cross-testing with the European continent, he found that the original inhabitants of Britain had been dark-haired and dark-eyed, and that the “greater part of the blond population of modern Britain derive their ancestry from the Anglo-Saxons and Scandinavians.” Furthermore, he found, the “proportion of English and Scotch blood in the present inhabitants of Ireland is probably not much less than a third. “

Beddoe also found that dark-haired population was re-occupying Britain by a “reflux migration” and that their numbers would steadily increase over time.

His conclusions have since been verified by DNA testing, which serves as a testament to the thoroughness of his research.

This is a valuable work which serves as a testament to the original make-up of the British people, and will serve as beacon of the past pointing into the future as mass Third World immigration changes the racial make-up of Britain in the present-day.

Classic European anthropology at its best.

317 pages.

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Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.66 × 9 in
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John Beddoe