1. RidiculousName

    Angles and England

    I'm learning Precalculus right now, specifically Trigonometry. Everything seems based on angles. It makes me wonder why we call them angles. What is an angle's connection, if any, to the migrating germanic people's who ousted the native Britons and founded Angle-Land? I know the Saxons were...
  2. notgivenaway

    Were the Angles, Jutes, and Saxons just the Norse's earlier incarnation?

    I tend to think so. Clearly the Anglo-Saxons in the 5th/6th centiuries saw that Western Rome had collapsed, and that they were able to seize what became England. They had started raiding in the 4th century, so they obviously know of the wealth Roman Britain had. So if they raided for wealth...
  3. T

    Dark Age Study: The Conquest Of Suffolk

    In Suffolk there is some evidence that may well be associated with the descent of Pictish and Saxon raids on Britain which appear certain to have occurred after the fall of the usurper Maximus in 388. The Fenland in this period almost certainly offered cover to raiders and outlaws as it did...
  4. A

    Why was England named after the Angles?

    So, if the era of Alfred the Great, and the dominance of Wessex, basically a Saxon hegemony, were instrumental in creating (first) the concept and (second) the reality of a unified land of the Saxons/Angles, why was it named 'Anglaland' when 'Angles' were seemingly the lesser party?
  5. Polynikes

    What did the Angles, Saxons and Jutes do to the native English?

    Hi, I'm pretty perplexed by this subject and that's being kind. 1. What exactly did the invading Germanic tribes do to the native English (Britons)? Did they kill them all off? Did they impose an Apartheid like system on the native British, where by Germanic men would rape and impregnate native...
  6. Caracalla

    Did The Angles and Saxons Invade Britain?

    I always thought that the Angles and the Saxons invaded Britain shortly after the Romans left. I'm not so sure now. I'm reading a book called Britain After Rome by Robin Fleming and she describes how after Magnus Maximus left Britain and took most of the British troops with him the city and town...
  7. C

    angles and cross

    This thread will be misunderstood but is meant to be speculation on etymology only. "In older literature, the swastika is known variously as gammadion, fylfot, crux gothica, flanged thwarts, or angled cross.[1] . The swastika symbol in the Germanic Iron Age has been interpreted as having a...
  8. Chookie

    Angles and Saxons

    The Angles are always seen as a distinct people, whether they are referred to as Cimbri (Strabo), Tuetones (Pliny) or Anglii (Tacitus). While not wishing to cause too many upsets, I am going to suggest that while it is entirely possible they are (or were) a homogenous people, it is equally...