GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…

Ancient boundaries are the strongest

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…

Comparison of Old English and modern English, with the introduction of Beowulf. The full site is an encyclopedia of languages with information on history of languages, etc.

Comparison of Old English and modern English, with the introduction of Beowulf. The full site is an encyclopedia of languages with information on history of languages, etc.

Maps of Anglo-Saxon England | Kemble  This Map is based upon Bede's Ecclesiastical History

Maps of Anglo-Saxon England | Kemble This Map is based upon Bede's Ecclesiastical History

immigrants from Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany spoke a cluster of related dialects falling within the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Their language began to develop its own distinctive features in isolation from the continental Germanic languages, and by 600 A.D. had developed into what we call Old English or Anglo-Saxon, covering the territory of most of modern England.

immigrants from Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany spoke a cluster of related dialects falling within the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Their language began to develop its own distinctive features in isolation from the continental Germanic languages, and by 600 A.D. had developed into what we call Old English or Anglo-Saxon, covering the territory of most of modern England.

Kingston Down Brooch,  7th Century AD. Anglo-Saxon - gold, inlaid with blue glass, white shell and cut garnets. This is the largest and finest brooch of its kind to be found. © National Museums Liverpool

Kingston Down Brooch, 7th Century AD. Anglo-Saxon - gold, inlaid with blue glass, white shell and cut garnets. This is the largest and finest brooch of its kind to be found. © National Museums Liverpool

Map of Anglo-Saxon Britain - LOOK!  Right in the middle:  "Mericans"!  ('murica)

Map of Anglo-Saxon Britain - LOOK! Right in the middle: "Mericans"! ('murica)

Anglo-Saxon/Viking era ring, found near York.  Beautiful.

Sapphire ring 'belonged to Anglo-Saxon or Viking royalty'

Famous Danish Vikings | THE ANGLO-SAXON HUSCARLS | The Deadliest Blogger: Military History ...

THE ANGLO-SAXON HUSCARLS

Famous Danish Vikings | THE ANGLO-SAXON HUSCARLS | The Deadliest Blogger: Military History ...

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