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14555Re: [mythsoc] The people for the myth ?

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  • David Bratman
    Apr 4, 2005
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      Lizzie -

      The English are ethnically the descendants of the Anglo-Saxons who came to
      the country in the 5th and 6th centuries. The name "England" is derived
      from "Angle-Land," the land of the Angles (and Saxons). The Celts were
      already there; the Vikings and Normans came later.

      Celts = Welsh, Scots, Irish, etc.
      Anglo-Saxons = Germanic peoples (related to the Germans & Dutch; that's why
      the languages have so much in common with English)
      Vikings = Scandinavian marauders
      Normans = from France, originally descended from Viking settlers

      You might want to print this out on a card and keep it in your pocket.

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