The Anglo-Saxon warriors were one of the most brutal warriors. Carrying barbed-spears that were over two meters long, these warriors would fight every battle like it was their last.

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The Anglo-Saxon warriors were brutal warriors. Carrying barbed-spears that were over two meters long, these warriors would fight every battle like it was their last.

Anglo-Saxon Britain  Currently working on a paper concerning the comitatus and it's impact on post Roman Britain.

Anglo-Saxon Britain Currently working on a paper concerning the comitatus and it's impact on post Roman Britain.

A study released last week shows that up to 40 per cent of our DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations here in 450-600AD. The project is particularly interesting because it would seem that our genetic make-up bares out those old traditions and clichés about how we relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take for example the bitter wars fought over whether you put jam or cream on a scone first...

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 The project, carried out by

Alfred the Great, was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is noted for his defence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings, becoming the only English king to be accorded the epithet “the Great”. Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself “King of the Anglo-Saxons”.

Alfred the Great, England’s Strong and Righteous Ruler

Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to Alfred is noted for his defence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings, by creating what was to become the Royal Navy.

"Osburh, Mother of Anglo-Saxon King Alfred the Great" http://thefreelancehistorywriter.com/2013/10/05/osburh-mother-of-anglo-saxon-king-alfred-the-great/

Osburh or Osburga (died before was the first wife of King Æthelwulf of Wessex and mother of Alfred the Great. Alfred's biographer, Asser, described her as "a most religious woman, noble in character and noble by birth". My great grandmother.

Britain peoples circa 600

Britain peoples circa 600 - Angles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-Saxons. (849 – 26 October 899) (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, "elf counsel") was King of Wessex from 871 to 899.  Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.

Alfred the Great 849 – 26 Oct 899 (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, "elf counsel") King of Wessex from 871 to He defended his kingdom against the Vikings, and became the dominant ruler in England.

King Egbert (802-839).  House of Wessex. First recognized King of all of England. Queen Elizabeth II's 34th great-grandfather. During the late 8th century, when King Offa of Mercia ruled most of England, Egbert lived in exile at the court of Charlemagne. Egbert regained his kingdom in 802. Succeeded by son Aethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great.

Key facts about King Egbert (Ecgberht) who was born reigned - including biography, historical timeline and links to the British royal family tree.

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