Saturday, August 27, 2016

From Quora: What are some things from history that people have got completely wrong?

From Quora:  What are some things from history that people have got completely wrong?

Nikolaj Antonovhistory buff

The ancestors of many of today's Britons, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders are Scandinavians.
The main population of modern Britain are Anglo-Saxons.
During the Pre-Roman Iron Age (from the 4th to the 1st century BC), the climate in Denmark and southern Scandinavia became cooler and wetter, limiting agriculture and setting the stage for local groups to migrate southward into Germania. History of Denmark
Archaeological and linguistic evidence from a period known as the Nordic Bronze Age indicates that a common material culture existed between the Germanic tribes that inherited the southern regions of Scandinavia, along with the Schleswig-Holstein area and the area of what is now Hamburg, Germany. Germanic peoples 
In the wake of the breakdown of Roman rule in Britain from the middle of the fourth century, present day England was progressively settled by Germanic groups. Collectively known as the "Anglo-Saxons", these were Angles and Saxons from what is now the Danish/German border area and Jutes from the Jutland peninsula. History of England 
The Anglo-Saxons also emigrated to North America, Australia, New Zealand. Anglo-Saxon (nation, culture, mentality and so on), it is Scandinavian - perhaps Swedish.

And I saw this too:

While in the English language the country is named for the Angles, that is not true in the languages of the people nearby. For instance England is still known in Irish and Scottish Gaelic as Sasana and an English person is called a Sasanach. And in Welsh an English person is called a Saesneg. All from the word Saxon.

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