The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain was a consequence of the migration of Germanic peoples from continental Germania during the Early Middle Ages, after the demise of Roman rule in the 5th century. These peoples are traditionally divided into Angles, Saxons and Jutes, but research conducted in the early 20th century suggests that a wide range of Germanic peoples from the North Sea coasts of Frisia, Lower Saxony, and Jutland may have moved to Britain in this era.
HISTORY Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) The most powerful woman of the High Middle Ages. Mother to three Plantagenet Kings: Henry (the Young King), Richard (the Lionheart) and John. >> An ancestor...always wondered what she looked like...
Bury St Edmunds Abbey ruins, Suffolk, England, UK. In 1214, the Archbishop of Canterbury and 25 barons swore at the high altar that they would make King John sign the charter that would become Magna Carta. He signed it (under protest) at Runnymede the following year. The top and bottom photos show the high altar where the barons made their vow; the middle engravings mark the spot and list the 25 barons. The town’s motto is “Shrine of a King; Cradle of the Law”.
80s food - Branded in the 80s, I drank at least a few of these every few weeks from middle school all the way through high school in the 90s. I'll never forget intentionally saving my leftover lunch money change for one of these with a chocolate chip cookie before lunch was over. AmericasFootprints.com