14555Re: [mythsoc] The people for the myth ?
- Apr 4, 2005Lizzie -
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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