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 Saxon people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The label "Saxons" was also applied to German settlers who migrated during the 13th century to south-eastern Transylvania in present-day Romania, where their descendants numbered a quarter of a million in the early decades of the 20th century.
The Saxons or Saxon people are part of the German people with its main areas of settlements in the German Federal States of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and the Free State of Saxony.
The Saxons were considered by Charlemagne, and some historians, to be especially war-like and ferocious.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saxons   (1033 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From that time until the 9th century, they coalesced into a single people, the Anglo-Saxons, which in turn formed the basis for the modern day English nation and language.
We need not doubt that the Angles and the Saxons were different nations originally; but from the evidence it seems likely that they had practically coalesced in very early times, perhaps even before their invasion of Great Britain.
West Saxon writers regularly speak of their own nation as a part of the Angelcyn and of their language as Englisc, while the West Saxon royal family claimed to be of the same stock as that of Bernicia in the north.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anglo-Saxons   (2272 words)

  
 Regia Anglorum - The Saxons
One line of thought is that the graves found in early Saxon cemeteries with no grave goods may in fact be the remains of Britons who lived along side 'Anglo-Saxons', and the lack of finds represents the differing burial customs of a people who had a Christian framework.
This is how the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, and the later Anglo-Saxons viewed the first arrival of 'their' people from the migrations from Germany following the collapse of the Roman Empire, effectively legitimising their claim to the land.
The Saxons from northern Germany and Angles from the border regions of Germany and Denmark, may have formed the majority of the migrants.
www.regia.org /Saxon1.htm   (2406 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxons - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Anglo-Saxons
The Angles settled largely in East Anglia, Mercia, and Northumbria; the Saxons in Essex, Sussex, and Wessex; and the Jutes in Kent and southern Hampshire.
One of several groups of Germanic invaders (including Angles, Saxons, and Jutes) that conquered much of Britain between the 5th and 7th centuries.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Anglo-Saxons   (232 words)

  
 Anglo Saxon Britain, Viking raids and the Norman invasion
Eventually the Anglo Saxon mercenaries realised that they were stronger than their employers and appear to have taken over the running of areas themselves.
The new Anglo Saxon invaders were not organised centrally, as the Romans had been, or as the Normans would be.
The Anglo Saxon areas eventually combined into kingdoms, and by 850 AD the country had three competing kingdoms as shown on the map on the left
www.great-britain.co.uk /history/ang-sax.htm   (704 words)

  
 The Anglo-Saxons And The Vikings
THE Saxons were in England after 450 and established a monarchy which lasted six hundred years.
The word "gunna" (called Saxon by some, but probably Norman, as "gune" is old French for gown) is sup-posed to apply to the long full tunic of both sexes.
The Trousers.—These were long, loose, and strapped to the leg by a cross-gartering of cloth, linen or leather which sometimes extended to the thigh.
www.oldandsold.com /articles09/clothes-19.shtml   (955 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxons - Topic Powered by Groupee Community
On top of the population changes before the arrival of the Saxons, it should be bourne in mind that there were to further conquests of the area in question the Danes, who shared the DNA of their Saxon predecessors and the Normans, whose origins could suggest the same.
The Saxons appear to have been largely settlers and only really enaged in war when there was stiff resistance to them and the refusal of the adoption of the culture.
Gildas claimed the Saxons were like 'wolves' and there was certainly a notable amount of emigration into Northern France - which became Brettany (little Britain).
community.channel4.com /eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/4476000511/m/801605747/p/1   (4507 words)

  
 Kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxons - Wessex
This happened at about the same time as the Saxons in southern Britain were reeling from their heavy defeat at Mons Badonicus.
Founded in AD 519 by the Gewissae (a Saxon tribe descended from Gewis), Cerdic's West Saxon kingdom seems initially to have been forged from earlier Saxons living in the area.
The Gewissae (Saxons with possibly some Jutish companions) land on the south coast at Cerdices ora under the leadership of their chief, Cerdic, and begin to carve their own territory out of the Jutish/Saxon and Briton territories there.
www.kessler-web.co.uk /History/KingListsBritain/EnglandWessex.htm   (699 words)

  
 Saxons
Saxons had established settlements along the north shore of Gaul, especially at the mouth of the Loire, and eventually these Saxons came under Frankish domination.
After the migration to Britain, the Saxons on the Continent came to be identified by historians as the Old Saxons.
The Old Saxons waged intermittent war with the Franks until the end of the 8th cent., when they were conquered by Charlemagne and absorbed into his empire.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0843831.html   (420 words)

  
 Enter The Anglo-Saxons!
All in all, they were a mixed bunch of Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Frisians and Franks and as the differences between them grew less, they became jointly known as the Anglo-Saxons.
Saxons being the people that they were soon grew unhappy with Vortigen's deal and after building up a large enough force they conquered Britain completely.
True Saxons were from Germany, but their culture included people from Denmark as well.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/16700/94683   (485 words)

  
 The Anglo-Saxons
The Saxons, under their principal warlord, Aelle, were decisively defeated at the Battle of Mount Badon, probably somewhere in Somerset, near the end of the Fifth Century, and their expansion was halted for a good half-century.
The Saxons began to appear as sea-borne raiders in the Third Century, along with the Franks.
Vortigern hired yet more Saxons to consolidate his position; According to one story, he married the daughter of their commander and handed him land in eastern Britain.
www.fernweb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /mf/anglosax.htm   (1364 words)

  
 Anglo Saxon Information from Garb The World
The Anglo Saxons were known for their skill in embroidery and tablet weaving.
The Anglo-Saxons were the populous of England from the mid 5th century when the Germatic tribes of the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes travelled to England.
Anglo Saxon Charters on the Web - Corpus of royal diplomas, wills of prominent churchmen, and records of land grants in Latin and the vernacular.
www.garbtheworld.com /pgs/hist/saxons.shtml   (371 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxons Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com
By the beginning of the 7th century AD the vast majority of the island of Britain was under the control of a number of Germanic tribes, the best known of which were the Angles, Saxons and Jutes.
Tradition holds that the Saxons advanced inland and Sussex was established next, swiftly followed by Essex.
Other tribes, such as the Frisians, are known to have taken part, but their contribution is unknown.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/a/an/anglo_saxons.html   (691 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxons
Edward the Confessor, the eldest son of Ethelred the Unready, restored the Anglo Saxons to power in 1042, although some were unhappy with the number of Norman advisers that he brought to England.
The most important of the Anglo Saxon tribes were the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes.
Anglo-Saxons first came to England in the 4th century AD when they began raiding the east coast.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /MEDanglosaxon.htm   (284 words)

  
 Kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxons - Kent
Kent is controlled by King Sighere of the East Saxons.
Kent is ravaged, and occupied, by Caedwalla of Wessex.
Acceded to the throne of Wessex in 860.
www.kessler-web.co.uk /History/KingListsBritain/EnglandKent.htm   (400 words)

  
 History of the Monarchy > The Anglo Saxon kings
His influence extended both north and south of the river Humber: his nephew became king of the East Saxons and his daughter married king Edwin of Northumbria (died 633).
It was the threat of invading Vikings which galvanised English leaders into unifying their forces, and, centuries later, the Normans who successfully invaded in 1066 were themselves the descendants of Scandinavian 'Northmen'.
In the eighth century, smaller kingdoms in the British Isles continued to fall to more powerful kingdoms, which claimed rights over whole areas and established temporary primacies: Dalriada in Scotland, Munster and Ulster in Ireland.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page14.asp   (475 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Anglo-Saxon Church
In England the Saxons, after establishing themselves in the south and east, in the localities now represented by Sussex and Essex, founded a great kingdom in the West which gradually absorbed almost the whole country south of the Thames.
London, however, very shortly afterwards had its church, and Mellitus was consecrated to reside there as Bishop of the East Saxons, while another church was erected at Rochester with Justus as bishop.
The ancient Saxon tower of Earl's Barton church near Northampton may be appealed to as an illustration of the rest.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01505a.htm   (5846 words)

  
 Anglo Saxons
I don't understand where you came to the conclusion that Anglo Saxons are these people the Bible is intended for.
I still don't understand how you came to the conclusion that Anglo Saxons are the Modern day Israelites.
There are many books and information available that historically prove where the Anglo Saxon, Caucasian, and kindred people come from.
bibletruths.150m.com /Anglo.htm   (1751 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxons - History Forum
Ifn we talk about the population of england than we have first diferent celtic tribes whic was invaded and conquered by germanic saxons, which was invaded by vikings (danes, norwegians, svedes)- the today scottish accent come for instancef from norweigian language not celtic.
The Saxons came from northwestern Germany, the part that is called Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) today.
The first Angles and Saxons were brought over as mercenaries to fight the Picts, by the Romano-British people.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=1641   (1081 words)

  
 Who were the Anglo-Saxons?
The visits of St Germanus, an important bishop of Auxerre in Gaul in 427 and 440 to settle a question of heresy and incidentally to lead the troops against the Saxons, is an indication that Roman Britain was still recognised to be important and active enough to engage in religious controversy.
He records that the ruler of Britain invited three ship loads of Saxons to defend the country against the Picts, and gave them land in the East of the country.
It took more than 200 years for the borders of Saxon England to be pushed to the far west.
www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk /sebc/play/wstow-who.cfm   (944 words)

  
 The Anglo-Saxons
As late as the year 603 the Northumbrian Saxons were compelled to drive back the Scots at Degsastan.
It is necessary to emphasize the fact that all these works were written in the vernacular, inasmuch as this tended to favor unconsciously, and even contrary to the intention of the author, the retention of many a pagan conception.
No permanent settlement, however, was effected in England until the British king, Vortigern, in one of his feuds with his neighbors, was ill-advised enough to call in the aid of the Saxon chief, Hengist.
www.woden.org /angsax.html   (4066 words)

  
 FreisslerSoft Books Saxons
The Saxons in England; a history of the English commonwealth till the period of the Norman conquest
Saxons : Wolves in the Fold of Arthur's Britain
An Historical View of the English Government: From the Settlement of the Saxons in Britain to the Revolution in 1688, to Which Are Subjoined Some dis
www.freisslersoft.com /sa/Book_Saxons.html   (588 words)

  
 Franks and Anglo-Saxons 613-899 by Sanderson Beck
Asser believed that all the Angles and Saxons not subjected to the Vikings submitted willingly to Alfred's lordship, whom he referred to as the king of the Anglo-Saxons.
The West Saxons made peace with the Danes, and Alfred's raising of funds from the church to pay the tribute was later criticized by Pope John VIII in his letter to Canterbury archbishop Aethelred.
In revenge for Frank losses Charlemagne ordered 4,500 Saxon prisoners decapitated in one day at Verdun, and in 785 he established capital punishment for violating a church, refusing to fast during Lent, using pagan funeral rituals, refusing the Christian sacrament, and failing to abide by loyalty to the king.
www.san.beck.org /AB16-Franks613-899.html   (16782 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxon Pagan Gods Article
It seems clear that the gods of the pagan Saxons were primitive and barbaric, demanding human sacrifice in order to avert the disasters they might otherwise bring upon their people, through defeat in battle, storm or tempest, or failure of the harvest.
45) The great viking scholar Magnus Magnusson (1976) claims that Woden was one of the chief gods of the Germanic warrior tribes, including the Angles and Saxons, during or before the early Christian era.
He points out that Woden was venerated as the ancestor of Hengist and Horsa, the legendary founders of the English nation, and that most of the early Saxon kings claimed descent from Woden.
www.englishheathenism.homestead.com /pagangods.html   (2317 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxons
The Angles and Saxons invaded Britain in the second half of the 5th century.
The Saxons would have won the battle if they would have stayed up on the hill they started out on.
These German invaders were first called the Saxons.
www.byu.edu /ipt/projects/middleages/LifeTimes/AngloSaxons.html   (228 words)

  
 Angelcynn - Clothing and Appearance of the Pagan Anglo-Saxons
These are usually referred to as the Anglian, Saxon and Kentish or Jutish styles (and certainly their distribution coincides with Bede's description of which people settled where.
This garment seems to be more typical of the Saxon woman, although it may have been worn under, and in addition to, the bodice mentioned above.
Another type would be a full length sleeveless, or short sleeved, underdress (perhaps pleated like later Scandinavian examples), similar to the man's tunic and reaching to somewhere between the knee and ankle.
mahan.wonkwang.ac.kr /link/med/england/anglo-saxon/culture/dress.html   (4118 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxon Charters Homepage
Searchable edition of the entire corpus of Anglo-Saxon royal diplomas - comprising Mercian charters of eighth and ninth centuries, West Saxon charters of the ninth century and all charters of the period 900-1066; the remaining texts are in process of being added to the corpus.
www.trin.cam.ac.uk /users/sdk13/chartwww/charthome.html   (1846 words)

  
 Anglo Saxons
If you cannot go for yourself, there are pictures of some Anglo Saxons on their Compass website.
Pages describing the Battle of Maldon in which a Viking raiding party defeated the local Anglo Saxons.
Includes audio of Anglo Saxon sermon, a page on King Alfred, timelines and other information at an adult reading level.
atschool.eduweb.co.uk /radstock/learnlink/history/anglosaxon.htm   (321 words)

  
 Anglo-Saxons
Scholars call this fortified coastline, the Saxon shore, and it was garrisoned as early as the late third century A.D., which means that these people (whom we clump together and call the Anglo-Saxons) had been making raids against Britain since at least that time.
Who were the Anglo-Saxons and when did they invade Britain?
The Romans in Britain built many forts along the south and east coasts of what is now England, precisely to fend off the occasional raiding bands of Germanic peoples called the Angles and the Saxons.
www.digonsite.com /drdig/europe/15.html   (89 words)

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