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Old 12-08-2015, 05:18 PM   #6
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Lightbulb Anglo Vikings

The StranGlers-LongShips..
The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.. They included people from Germanic tribes who migrated to the island from continental Europe, and their descendants; as well as indigenous British groups who adopted some aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture and language.. The Anglo-Saxon period denotes the period of British history between about 450 and 1066, after their initial settlement, and up until the Norman conquest..The Old English ethnonym "Angul-Seaxan" comes from the Latin, Angli-Saxones and became the name of the peoples Bede calls Anglorumand Gildas calls Saxones..

The migrations according to Bede who wrote some 300 years after the event..

There was Shield Sheafson, scourge of many tribes,
A wrecker of mead-benches, rampaging among foes..
This terror of the hall-troops had come far...
A foundling to start with, he would flourish later on..
As his powers waxed and his worth was proved..
In the end each clan on the outlying coasts...
Beyond the whale-road had to yield to him..
And begin to pay tribute.. That was one good king..

In 565, Columba, an monk from Ireland, who studied at the monastic school of Moville under St. Finnian, arrived in Iona as a self-imposed exile..He had been the prior of a monastery in Rome when Pope Gregory the Great chose him in 595 to lead the Gregorian mission, to Britain to Christianise the Kingdom of Kent from their native Anglo-Saxon paganism.. Kent was probably chosen because Æthelberht had married a Christian princess, Bertha, daughter of Charibert I the King of Paris, who was expected to exert some influence over her husband..In June 597 Columba died, as a quirk of history at the same time Augustine landed on the Isle of Thanet and proceeded to King Æthelberht's main town of Canterbury.. Æthelberht's law for Kent, the earliest written code in any Germanic language, instituted a complex system of fines. Kent was rich, with strong trade ties to the continent, and Æthelberht may have instituted royal control over trade..In 635 Aidan, an Irish monk from Iona chose the Isle of Lindisfarne to establish a monastery and close to King Oswald's main fortress of Bamburgh..By 660 the political map of Lowland Britain had developed with smaller territories coalescing into kingdoms, from this time larger kingdoms started dominating the smaller kingdoms..In 664, the Synod of Whitby was convened and established Roman practice (in style of tonsure and dates of Easter) as the norm in Northumbria, and thus "brought the Northumbrian church into the mainstream of Roman culture..The wealth of the monasteries and the success of Anglo-Saxon society attracted the attention of people from continental Europe, mostly Danes and Norwegians..Danish settlement continued, settling in Mercia in 877, and East Anglia in 879—80 and 896.. The rest of the army meanwhile continued to harry and plunder on both sides of the Channel, with new recruits evidently arriving to swell its ranks, for it clearly continued to be a formidable fighting force... sail tomorrow and may Allah send us a fair wind and a calm sea..I once met man who told me..they eat their own God..Eat his flesh. Drink his blood..Now, Helga - you should remember you are no longer a girl, but a lovely woman, and such templers no longer become you.. It is indeed time I took you home to Greenland...

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