Who Are the English?

Who Are the English?

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...their country empty, says Bede, so that Sclaves occupied it. The Saxon O'hr0nicle records that the Angles "left their own country totally deserted." Prof. Stubbs assures us, "The Angli almost, if not altogether, pass away into the migration." The boundary between the Saxon and Anglian dialects has been placed north of Essex to north of Worcestershire. The Trent divided Middle Angles into north and south. Prof. Wilkins says, "If you draw a line from Chester to London, you will find that the Saxons lived to the south-west of this line, and the Angles, or the English, lived in the north-eastern part, right away up as far as Edinburgh." We have Sussex of South Saxons, Essex of East Saxons, and Middlesex of Middle Saxons. But East Anglia of the Angles included Norfolk, Sussex, with parts of contiguous counties. The Welsh came not in contact with Angles but with Saxons, and call English to this day by their name--S'assenach. These Angles are reputed to have been more numerous ihan the ordinary Saxons. At any rate, they originated the name by which people and country have since been known. Another reason is adduced by Prof. Wilkins: " Those people who first came in contact with the missionaries who came over from Rome to convert the German invaders to Christianity were the Angles, and so the missionaries called the whole people Angles, and the name came to be generally accepted." The Angles founded East Anglia, Mercia, Deira, and Bernicia. The Saxon C/1.r0n1'cle says they were the men of East Anglia, Middle Anglia, Mercia, and N orthumbria. The Derby Low and Scotch Low or Laws is from the Anglo-Saxon hlaw, a hill. Kerslake admits that Saxon Wiccia became subject to Anglian Mercia, though the first...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906128
  • 9781236906120