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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Frisians
Terschelling (Frisian: Skylge) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands.
Schiermonnikoog (Frisian: Skiermûntseach) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands.
Lyda is alleged by the Frisians to have died of a broken heart at the follies of her "children" (the ancient civilisations of the Fertile Crescent).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Frisians   (3232 words)

  
 Frisians - LoveToKnow 1911
The rise of the power of the Franks and the advance of their dominion northwards brought on a collision with the Frisians, who in the 7th century were still in possession of the whole of the seacoast, and apparently ruled over the greater part of modern Flanders.
He was consecrated (695) at Rome archbishop of the Frisians, and on his return founded a number of bishoprics in the northern Netherlands, and continued his labours unremittingly until his death in 739.
In 1248 William of Holland, having become emperor, restored to the Frisians in his countship their ancient liberties in reward for the assistance they had rendered him in the siege of Aachen; but in 1254 they revolted, and William lost his life in the contest which ensued.
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  FRISIANS - LoveToKnow Article on FRISIANS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The rise of the power of the Franks and the advance of their dominion northwards brought on a collision with the Frisians, who in the 7th century were still in possession of the whole of the seacoast, and apparently ruled over the greater part of modern Flanders.
He was consecrated (695) at Rome archbishop of the Frisians, and on his return founded a number of bishoprics in the northern Netherlands, and continued his labors unremittingly until his death in 739.
The influence of the Frisians during the interval between the invasion of Britain and the loss of their independence must have been greater than is generally recognized.
85.1911encyclopedia.org /F/FR/FRISIANS.htm   (2342 words)

  
 FRISIANS
The Frisians believed that it was their own forebears who had constructed the stone circles of the British Isles, and the megalithic remains which are found all over Europe.
Those Frisians who committed acts of treachery against their own people were banished to Britain, along with those guilty of other serious crimes against their kinfolk, to work in penal servitude in the tin mines of Cornwall.
The obvious conclusion is that the Frisians were the originators of that culture, the remains of which can be seen to this day in the form of cromlechs, dolmens, barrows, and stone circles such as Stonehenge.
www.coven-of-cythrawl.com /frisians.htm   (4487 words)

  
 Frisians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Frisians were closely related to the Saxons and the Frisian language remains the closest surviving language to English.
By the end of the sixth century the Frisians occupied the coast all the way to the mouth of the Weser and spread farther still in the seventh century, southward down to Dorestad and even Bruges.
Western and Middle Frisia are solidly within the modern state of the Netherlands, which now includes the "heartland" of the Frisians from the North Sea coast from Alkmaar in the modern province of Noord-Holland, along the coasts of the modern provinces of Friesland and Groningen, and up to the mouth of the Ems.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Frisians   (1146 words)

  
 Dontent
The Frisians colonized the county of Kent in southeast England.
This historic Frisian empire lasted from 500 A.D. to 719 A.D. It neighbored to the Saxons in the north and east, the Franks in the south and the Anglo-Saxons in the west across the North Sea.
In the heart of the Frisian land, on the river Boorne ('Middelsea'), the decisive battle was waged, with Poppo (in full Hrodbad) at the head of the Frisian land- and sea-forces.
www.boudicca.de /frisian1.htm   (2464 words)

  
 Culture of the Frisians
This is the birth of the Frisian language.
North Frisian was spoken in an area on the North Sea coast on the Danish/German border.
The Frisian language has a long history of suppression by the Dutch government, and only in 1980 did it become a regular course on primary schools in Friesland (Dutch is still the first language).
www.fehmarn-genealogy.com /culture_of_the_frisians.htm   (1043 words)

  
 Frisians
When some of the Frisians returned around 400 AD there were already Saxons and Jutes settled there, and the Frisian people merged with them, maintaining the identity and traditions of the Frisian tribe.
The Frisians were closely related to the Saxons and the Frisian language remains the closest surviving language to English.
The Frisian language is now spoken only there and in parts of only the Wadden Sea islands of Terschelling and Schiermonnikoog.
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 The Frisians
Since Frisians have a Roman analogue in the German-border tribe of the Frisii, I decided that they were one of the tribes to the north of Blackmoor.
I would attribute the closeness of Frisian to close trade and diplomatic contacts prior to Joan of Arc and England's ensuing introversion: the Wars of the Roses, Henry VIII's break with the Church, the economic war against Holland etc. Relatives of the Frisians provided the "Angle" in "Anglo-Saxon" before that.
The Frisians took the opportunity to rebel; they formed a naval league, using techniques taught them by disaffected Skandaharian settlers and agents from the Duchy of Ten (well-versed in swamp combat, and then under the sway of the Egg of Coot).
pages.sbcglobal.net /zimriel/Blackmoor/Frisians.html   (2153 words)

  
 History
In 28 CE the Frisians rebelled, and hung the taxmen.
The Frisians colonized the county of Kent in south-east England.
In the heart of the Frisian land, on the river Boorne (‘Middelsea’), the decisive battle was waged, with Poppo (in full, Hrodbad) at the head of the Frisian land and sea forces.
web.quipo.it /minola/frysk/history_of_the_frisian_people.htm   (4708 words)

  
 Friesian Horse Breeed Spotlight
Around the year when the territory of the Frisians was restricted to the North of the Netherlands and neighboring Germany, sea-walls kept the land free from the continually higher floods.
The territory of the “Westerlauwers Frisians”, as they are called now, is nowadays restricted to the province of Friesland in the northwest of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The Frisians have a language of their own which is spoken as a matter of course by four/fifths of the inhabitants.
www.horsequest.com /bredshow/friesian/friesian.htm   (3741 words)

  
 Tribe of Zebulon by Yair Davidiy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Frisians of Holland in their character fit Zebulon though to some degree they are also traceable to Menasseh (Peres) and Judah (Peretz) and the Nephtalite element amongst them may have been important in early South African colonization.
The name of the Frisians is traceable to Peres son of Gilead of Menasseh but the actual inhabitants of present-day Frisia and Holland are identifiable on the whole more with Zebulon.
In the Frisian legends King Adel was the father of Friso, Bruno, and Saxo.
www.geocities.com /hiberi/zebulon.html   (2824 words)

  
 Friesian Horses   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This meant that the Frisians were the true inhabitants of the predominantly flat tidal areas that were often at the mercy of nature's whims.
Frisians are also tough on themselves and don't mind hanging on right to the bitter end.
The fact that Frisians have a long tradition of being very persistent in clinging to their own standards and values can be seen in the story of their unsuccessful conversion to Christianity by Anglo-Saxon monks.
www.southcentralfriesianhorseassociation.com /friesianhorses.htm   (4545 words)

  
 Language
Frisian is a member of the Germanic family of languages, and is the closest living language related to English.
Another possible explanation for the similarities between English and Frisian, is that there is archeological evidence that the Angles and Saxons invaded northern Holland (the home of the Frisians) while in their course to Britain.
The Frisian was to be free to defend himself against the sea and the attack of the Òwild VikingÓ (Mahmood 2).
web.quipo.it /minola/frysk/language.htm   (2529 words)

  
 Were The Shang And The Inca Really Frisian/Magyar?
A Frisian navigator was a friend of Krishna, who died in 3104 bc, before Menes of the first dynasty of Egypt, and prior to the Harrapan culture.
Its interesting that the Frisians also built stone towers, with the top floor occupied by their vestal virgins and a lamp that was kept burning.
For the Frisians were so ancient that they spoke of three distinct races of Frisians, the white race were sons and daughters of Frya, the yellow - like the Phoenician, were of another earth-mother founder, and the fl were of a third.
www.all-ez.com /frisian-inka.htm   (10312 words)

  
 DRF--Friesland History
Long before the Roman Era, the so-called proto-Frisians were a Teutonic tribe, living on the northern coast of The Netherlands between the 'Vlie' (the sea between the Frisian islands Terschelling and Vlieland) and the river Eems (the river between the north of present Germany and The Netherlands).
In 12 B.C., the Frisians were submitted to Nero Claudius Drusus (38-9 B.C.), a Roman general, son to emperor Tiberius Claudius Nero and stepson to emperor Augustus.
In the year 734, the Frisians were defeated by the Frankonians in the Battle at the Boorn (a river South of Drachten, also called 'Koningsdiep').
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 The Frisians in the Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The language spoken by the Frisians is called Frisian or West-Frisian (opposite to East- and North-Frisian in Germany), which is a West-Germanic variety.
Speakers of Frisian form a (great) majority in most rural areas, and a (small) minority in the towns, on the Frisian Isles and the two Low-Saxon municipalities in the south-eastern part of the province.
In 1956 an act was passed on the position of the Frisian language in judicial matters.
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For those of you unfamiliar with the plot of Babette’s Feast, it is the tale of a meal made in gratitude and love by a French housekeeper/cook for her Danish employers and the rest of the town to celebrate the birthday of the sisters’s beloved father.
Around 250 CE, the Frisians turned their attention away from the Romans as the coastal districts (the area that is now The Netherlands) had to be abandoned due to the sea level rising so high that it was utterly uninhabitable.
Frisian Ingredients and their Origins Finding out the available foodstuffs in Frisia is simplified by the Frisian role in the trade of the North Sea.
www.medievalcooking.org /frisianfeast.doc   (4530 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Saint Ludger
Missionary among the Frisians and Saxons, first Bishop of
Represented as a bishop reciting his Breviary, or with a swan at either side.
In 773 a friction arose between the Anglo-Saxons and the Frisians, and
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09415a.htm   (962 words)

  
 The Orea Linda Book
The Frisians are one of the most ancient of the Indo-European nations, to have reached Europe from Iran at about 40,000 B.C., as the glaciers began to melt and expansion and settlement northwards from the Mediterranean region became possible.
Frisian is the next of kin to English, the only other language in the Anglo-Frisian group.
Therefore Frisian technical superiority and the Frisian contribution to the foundation of Hellenic civilization is very likely even if the Frisians themselves were not part of a megalithic tomb building culture.
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 i-Friesland: The history of the ancient Frisian people
This Golden Age of Frisia lasted until the end of the 600s but the Frankish empire (present-day France and part of Germany) was an ever-present rival and threat.  Clovis had united the Franks and converted to Christianity in 496 and the Pope in Rome had blessed them as heirs to the Roman Empire.
East Frisia, which is in present-day northern Germany, remained a free fragment of the empire until conquered by Charlemagne in 785.  The great Frankish leader formed the first strong, centralized government in early medieval Europe.  He codified the laws of all the conquered people.
The Frisians produced the Lex Frisonium, which is fascinating for the picture it presents of a people in a state of flux, caught between the ancient pagan ways and the new Catholic creed taught by missionaries like Liudger and Boniface. 
www.i-friesland.com /history.html   (571 words)

  
 Fryskeside.nl > skiednis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Frisian territory, part of which is the present landkreis.
From a religious point of view, Frisian Heathenism was no longer under threat of Frankish Christianity since the Franks had lost their sally-port, Utrecht [and thus could not engage them at sea, and we surmise, they did not possess the might for a land campaign - WM].
He is the defender of the Frisian freedom both against the invading Frankish armies, and against the church of Rome.
www.fryskeside.nl /algemeen/html/navigatie/skiednis.htm   (5100 words)

  
 Frisians - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is from a 12th century law text[1] written in Old Frisian using the poetic saga-style of Scandinavian epics.
[2] Of the many tribes mentioned, the Frisians are the only ones that have preserved their ancient name.
Early attempts of to Christianize Frisia were unable to convert the fierce pagan Frisians and various monks were murdered or banished, with the legendary example of the murder of Bonifatius in Dokkum.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Frisians   (1162 words)

  
 Nordfriisk Instituut
The East Frisian language has died out in its country of origin and is in these days spoken by only approximately 2.000 people in the Saterland, a region in the district of Oldenburg, whereas the West Frisian language community in the Dutch province of Friesland counts almost 400.000 speakers.
Throughout the centuries Frisian was the language commonly used in the families and villages.
The Frisian history is as colourful and fascinating as the language region North Frisia.
www.nordfriiskinstituut.de /englisch.html   (3297 words)

  
 Kloosterman Genealogy, Timeline of the Netherlands
The Frisians expand their territory to an area we today call Zeeland, Holland, part of Utrecht, Friesland and Groningen, as well as along the coast up to the Weser, a German river.
The Frisians are becoming the main traders in Europe and they actually control the Netherlands north of the Rhine.
Frisian clergyman Menno Simonsz organizes, in the years to come, a fraternity of Anabaptists in Friesland.
www.kloosterman.be /timeline-eng.php   (9668 words)

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