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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.

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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…

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Vikings and Anglo-Saxon names - Concise lists of Viking and Anglo-Saxon names, ideal for stories and writing activities.

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Watercolour of bead sets from the Anglo-Saxon cemetery of Sarre, Kent. In Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 7 1868 Plate VII

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Angles, Saxons, Jutes & Frisians (Anglo Saxons) - Founding of England, settlement - Keel boats - Angles in the North of England also included people from Norway and Western Sweden

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

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