Talk:Five Boroughs of the Danelaw

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Proposed Move[edit]

As according to the intro they are more usually called the Five Boroughs, is there any reason why the page shouldn't be moved? Bevo74 (talk) 12:49, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

True, but the name "Five Boroughs" is currently claimed as a re-direct for Borough (New York City), which happens to go by the same name. Because it is only a re-direct, the move may be justified (as long as there is a disambiguation note), but others might object that the use of "Five Boroughs" is better attested for NY, perhaps overwhelmingly so. I've got the impression that "Five Burghs" is a bit of an unsatisfactory compromise to that. The use of burgh may be slightly archaic, except when referring to the Scottish type of town. How about "Five Boroughs of (the) Danelaw"? Cavila (talk) 14:50, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

I'd forgoten all about this. To me this move makes perefect sense. Bevo74 (talk) 07:38, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

I'd support a move to "Five Boroughs (Danelaw)". I've never heard the term as "Five Burghs", but obviously I was brought up thinking of "Five Boroughs" as a term referring to the Danelaw not a part of a state in the US. I was actually searching for this Five Boroughs so the fact that the New York page is unqualified surprised me rather. The existing state of affairs feels a bit unsatisfactory. Francis Davey (talk) 13:14, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Does this point not merit a disambiguation? "Five Boroughs" is understandably important to both English history and the City of New York. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dougielx (talkcontribs) 12:58, 17 September 2011 (UTC)