Ah, the conflicts… 😏
thew : Old English thēaw – custom, usage; cognate with Old High German thau (later dau), discipline.
witanegemot : advisory council to the king, which also “elected” each new king by acclamation – none could be king without consent of the Witan.
eardland : homeland, native land or region; probably descended from a Proto-Indo-European root meaning “plough-lands” (cf. “ard,” a primitive plough).
Prescient, Mr. Chesterton! Prescient…
A thought worth pondering, I think.
I had not heard this adage before (nor do I know its origin), but I like it. Here are two thoughts on the subject from the Classical era of our great Western Civilization:
I have long found it… “interesting”… that people on the Left are all about “indigenous rights” – except when it applies to indigenous European peoples!
Everyone is indigenous to somewhere, and Europe is the native homeland of the European peoples. Lose it, and the people of my ancestors are truly homeless.
There is nothing “racist” about defending your own people, history and heritage, and homeland – one’s hiemat. Don’t be afraid to defend Europe, and Europeans!