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Student Genealogy Grant Award 2011, Anthony Ray

immigrants from Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany spoke a cluster of related dialects falling within the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Their language began to develop its own distinctive features in isolation from the continental Germanic languages, and by 600 A.D. had developed into what we call Old English or Anglo-Saxon, covering the territory of most of modern England.

~ Wales has about 400 castles ~ there are more castles per head than any other country in the world ~


Ancient boundaries are the strongest

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…

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from Mail Online

The Welsh may be the truest Britons according to new genetic research

Parts of Britain still have same genetic make-up as 1,500 years ago | Daily Mail Online

KS2 History Timelines- Anglo Saxons Timeline Posters

KS2 History Timelines- Anglo Saxons Timeline Posters

Iona Abbey, Scotland Duncan, the Scottish king murdered by Macbeth in 1140, is reputed to be buried here, along with 47 other Scottish kings and a number of Scottish saints.