Did the Anglo-Saxon invasion actually occur?

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Or is it a myth like King Arthur?
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Or is it a myth like King Arthur?
Well, King Arthur was based on a legend, about a Romano-British King pushing back the Anglo Saxon advance. I think it was more of a migration than an invasion. If the Anglo Saxon invasion didn't occur why do we speak a West Germanic Language and why does England and perhaps Scotland? (Scots its a west German language/dialect)
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Oh yes, let's go and ask these questions on a STUDENT forum!

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Well, King Arthur was based on a legend, about a Romano-British King pushing back the Anglo Saxon advance. I think it was more of a migration than an invasion. If the Anglo Saxon invasion didn't occur why do we speak a West Germanic Language and why does England and perhaps Scotland? (Scots its a west German language/dialect)
The cornish language was spoken as far east as Dorset and Somerset but gradually turned into English. This was not due to invasion. You could say that all the Japanese technological equipment in England is proof of a Japanese invasion.
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Well, how else did 50% of English people get blonde hair/blue eyes then if it wasn't for the germanics colonising us?
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Well, how else did 50% of English people get blonde hair/blue eyes then if it wasn't for the germanics colonising us?
Are you saying that there were no blond Celts?
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Well, how else did 50% of English people get blonde hair/blue eyes then if it wasn't for the germanics colonising us?
What about the Vikings? They would mainly be blonde
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Yes, but the invasion was probably no more than a 10-50,000 people rather than a mass replacement, although the population of Britain at the time was much smaller than today, something like 1 million. They obviously defeated the native Britons, but mostly they just became the new ruling class.
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Yes, but the invasion was probably no more than a 10-50,000 people rather than a mass replacement, although the population of Britain at the time was much smaller than today, something like 1 million. They obviously defeated the native Britons, but mostly they just became the new ruling class.
Name one Anglo-Saxon invasion battlefield.
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English is a West Germanic language that originated from Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain in the mid 5th to 7th centuries AD by Germanic invaders and settlers from what is now northwest Germany, west Denmark and the Netherlands.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=en...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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