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10,119.  The Sutton Hoo treasure – this is the finest hoard of Anglo Saxon gold ever dug up in Britain.  (Art & Dark Ages & Anglo Saxon & Gold)  Waldemar Januszczak, The Dark Ages: An Age of Light IV: The Men of the North, BBC 2012

 

10,122.  A treasure made of granite and limestone … the Anglo Saxon funeral cross.  (Art & Dark Ages & Anglo Saxon)  ibid.

 

 

29,952.  Your Roman-Saxon-Danish-Norman English.  (England & Anglo Saxon)  Daniel Defoe 1660-1731, The True-Born Englishman 1701

 

 

29,981.  One of the most persistent ideas about the English is that they descend from northern Europeans ... the Anglo Saxons.  It’s a potent idea ... But how true is it?  (England & Anglo Saxon)  Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, How God Made the English III: A White and Christian People?  BBC 2012

 

29,982.  According to genetic science the roots of the English are not Anglo Saxon but Spanish.  (England & Anglo Saxon)  ibid.

 

 

30,081.  It was only a matter of time before the Saxons were back on English soil ... The Anglo-Saxons were pagan.  (Great Britain & England & Empire: Rome & Anglo-Saxon)  Bettany Hughes, Seven Ages of Britain 410 A.D. - 1066 A.D.

 

30,082.  By the end of the 6th century A.D. what we now call England had been transformed by a wave of Anglo-Saxon immigrants.  (Great Britain & England & Empire: Rome & Anglo-Saxon)  ibid.  

 

 

30,134.  They were the Anglo-Saxons ... These were the ancestors of the English.  (Great Britain & England & Anglo-Saxons)  Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History: Britannia 1/8 BBC 2012

 

30,135.  But from around the year 600 the Anglo-Saxon tribes began to be converted to Christianity by missionaries from Rome and saints from Ireland and the west.  (Great Britain & England & Anglo-Saxon & Christianity)  ibid.

 

 

30,141.  So Britain in the 8th century was divided between the British peoples and the Anglo-Saxons ... Many tribes and small kingdoms.  (Great Britain & England & Anglo-Saxon)  Michael Wood, The Great British Nation: A People’s History 2/8

 

30,144.  England was divided.  North of Watling Street – Danelaw; but to the south - Alfred the Great’s Kingdom of the Anglo-Saxons.  (Great Britain & England & Viking & Anglo-Saxon)  ibid.

 

 

30,149.  The Anglo-Saxons lived under a kind of apartheid.  (Great Britain & England & Normans & Anglo-Saxon)  Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History: The Norman Yoke 3/8

 

 

30,185.  AEthelflaed: The Lady of the Mercians … A power of power and high education and intelligence.  (England & Alfred the Great & Women & Anglo-Saxon)  Michael Wood, King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons II: The Lady of the Mercians

 

30,186.  A history of women as a whole has been erased everywhere.  (England & Alfred the Great & Women & Anglo-Saxon)  ibid. 

 

30,187.  The key to her warfare was fortress building.  (England & Alfred the Great & Women & Anglo-Saxon)  ibid.

 

 

30,188.  AEthelstan: There was peace everywhere and abundance of all things.  He was a mighty king worthy of high honour.  (England & Alfred the Great & Anglo-Saxon)  Michael Wood, King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons III: Aethelstan: The First King of England, BBC 2013

 

30,189.  AEthelstan will turn the dream of Alfred the Great into a reality: a kingdom of all the English.  (England & Alfred the Great & Anglo-Saxon)  ibid.

 

30,190.  A kingdom of the Anglo-Saxons … Winchester 899: the last days of Alfred’s life.  (England & Alfred the Great & Anglo-Saxon)  ibid.

 

 

30,191.  The Staffordshire hoard’s intricate and beautiful artefacts display the skills of Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths at their very best.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Artefacts & Treasure)  Time Team: Secrets of the Anglo-Saxon Gold, Channel 4 2012

 

30,192.  The Treasury Valuation Committee later priced the hoard at over £3,000,000.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Artefacts & Treasure)  ibid.

 

30,193.  Sutton Hoo: an undisturbed magnificent royal ship burial and a whole series of spectacular artefacts.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Artefact & Ship & Treasure)  ibid.

 

30,194.  Garnets weren’t mined in England so where on earth did the Anglo-Saxons get their gem stones?  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Artefacts & Treasure)  ibid.

 

 

30,195.  A super-school of art, specialising in metal work, particularly gold ... This was truly a golden age.  (England & Anglo-Saxon)  Dr Sam Newton, Anglo Saxon historian

 

 

30,196.  The biggest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold every discovered has been found in a field in Staffordshire.  (England & Anglo-Saxon)  BBC News, September 2009

 

 

30,197.  In July 2009 one lucky find lifted the lid on a long lost world: an astonishing treasure-trove of gold and silver hidden in a field in Staffordshire in the Midlands.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Treasure & Artefacts)  Dan Snow, Saxon Hoard: A Golden Discovery, BBC2 2012

 

30,198.  This is the story of the greatest find in generations.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Treasure & Artefacts)  ibid.

 

30,199.  7th century England, about the time when the Staffordshire Hoard was hidden ... An Anglo-Saxon settlement of the 7th century.  A thriving community with more than sixty buildings.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Treasure & Artefacts)  ibid.

 

30,200.  When the Anglo-Saxons built they used wood ... They didn’t leave too many clues behind them.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Treasure & Artefacts)  ibid.

 

30,201.  The find of a lifetime ... The true extent of the Hoard soon became clear.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Treasure & Artefacts)  ibid.

 

 

30,202.  A strong society with a unique and lasting culture.  The Roman colonisation was supposed to have erased the ancient Britons ... But I don’t believe our ancient culture was overwhelmed as easy as that.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Empire: Rome & Arthur & Dark Ages & Great Britain)  Dr Francis Pryor, Britain AD: King Arthur’s Britain I

 

30,203.  Far from a dark age this was a time of huge creativity and development.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Empire: Rome & Arthur & Dark Ages & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

30,204.  Arthur is the ultimate commodity, a ready-made hero who has been hijacked by history.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Empire: Rome & Arthur & Dark Ages & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

30,205.  Archaeologists are starting to radically rethink the Roman invasion of Britain.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Empire: Rome & Arthur & Dark Ages & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

30,206.  Pre-Roman Britain was in fact a collection of often feudal tribal kingdoms.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Empire: Rome & Arthur & Dark Ages & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

30,207.  Britain turned its back on Rome and turned to an independent future.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Empire: Rome & Arthur & Dark Ages & Great Britain)  ibid.  

 

 

111,797.  With the departure of the Roman troops historians imagined the end of history, and from their empty pages we have conjured a desolate wasteland … We call this the Dark Ages.  In actual fact, sophisticated socities developed in Britain in the Dark Ages.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Arthur & Dark Ages & Great Britain)  Dr Francis Pryor, Britain AD: King Arthur’s Britain II

 

111,798.  If he existed at all, rose to power in these troubled years … Was Arthur invented to make up for a lack of real history?  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Arthur & Dark Ages & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

111,799.  Dark Age Britain was a time of intellectual as well as economic advance.  (England & Anglo-Saxon & Arthur & Dark Ages & Great Britain)  ibid.

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