Anglo-Saxons

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Anglo-Saxons

West Germanic peoples who settled in Britain and dominated from AD 500 until the Norman Conquest.
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Well, this system is big-bang bad." In this 151-page paperback, he irreverently describes how it got that way, starting with the Anglo-Saxon invasion of England in the 5th century and ending with the publication of the OED in the 20th.
Scientists yesterday said they have discovered big genetic differences between the English and Welsh, reinforcing the idea that the 'true' Britons were pushed to the country's fringes by a large scale Anglo-Saxon invasion.
The researchers concluded the most likely explanation was a large-scale Anglo-Saxon invasion, which wiped out between 50pc and 100pc of the indigenous population in England, but did not reach Wales.
SCIENTISTS today said they have discovered big genetic differences between the English and Welsh, reinforcing the idea that the ``true'' Britons were pushed to the country's fringes by a large scale Anglo-Saxon invasion.
Pub owners could have been forgiven for thinking there had been an Anglo-Saxon invasion. But on closer inspection it became apparent that those fans in England shirts were not Liverpudlians or Londoners - but blue-eyed, blond-haired Scandinavians.
Sandgren (Stockholm, 1973), 109-28; reprinted in Place-Name Evidence for the Anglo-Saxon Invasion and Scandinavian Settlements, ed.
Sandgren (Stockholm, 1973), 109-28, reprinted in Place-Name Evidence for the Anglo-Saxon Invasion and Scandinavian Settlements, ed.
As Mr Miles points out, perhaps the most powerful argument for a large-scale Anglo-Saxon invasion is the fact that his book is written in English and can be read by virtually everybody in the British Isles.
Not only was there an Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain in the Dark Ages, Dr Starkey told us, but it was on a massive scale.