The 'New England' in Crimea:

Never heard of this before. I did know some 'English', post Norman conquest, made their way to Constantinople and served in the Varangian Guard, Edgar the Atheling went East again (he was born in Hungary probably) because ironically he was close friends with William (the Bastard's) eldest son Robert of Normandy who went on the First crusade. Never knew of the English settlement in Crimea though - which predating the existence of Moscow presumably gives HMG a superior claim to Crimea than Moscow.