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The '''Anglo-Saxons''' were the Germanic-speaking tribes that invaded [[Britain]] after the collapse of the [[Roman Empire]].
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The Angles and Saxons were the Germanic-speaking tribes that invaded [[Britain]] after the collapse of the [[Roman Empire]].
They were a non-[[Celtic]] people who inhabited Britain from perhaps as early as the mid-5th century. They are considered ancestral to the contemporary English, so in a sense they can be thought as still living in Britain.
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They were non-[[Celtic]] people who inhabited Britain from perhaps as early as the mid-5th century. Since their cultures and societies quickly merged together, they are known as the '''Anglo-Saxons'''. They are considered ancestral to the contemporary English, so in a sense they can be thought as still living in Britain.
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The Anglo-Saxon language is commonly known as [[Old English]] and was the origin of the names of Wessex, Essex, Sussex and East Anglia (think West Saxon, East Saxon, South Saxon).
  
 
==Your [[SCA]] [[Persona]] is Anglo-Saxon==
 
==Your [[SCA]] [[Persona]] is Anglo-Saxon==

Revision as of 12:29, 8 June 2004

The Angles and Saxons were the Germanic-speaking tribes that invaded Britain after the collapse of the Roman Empire. They were non-Celtic people who inhabited Britain from perhaps as early as the mid-5th century. Since their cultures and societies quickly merged together, they are known as the Anglo-Saxons. They are considered ancestral to the contemporary English, so in a sense they can be thought as still living in Britain.

The Anglo-Saxon language is commonly known as Old English and was the origin of the names of Wessex, Essex, Sussex and East Anglia (think West Saxon, East Saxon, South Saxon).

Your SCA Persona is Anglo-Saxon

  • If you lived in England after the Norman Invasion you were probably marginalised.

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