UK MADE BY 3 CONTINENTS
BRITAIN was formed by the collision of three ancient continents, research suggests.
England, Wales and Scotland were previously thought to have been created by the merging of Avalonia and Laurentia more than 400million years ago. However, geologists at Plymouth University now believe a third mass of land called Armorica was also involved.
The research offers a “new way of thinking about how Britain was formed”, the authors said.