January 26, 2013
The Anglo-Saxon Invasion
Matthias Schulz points to evidence suggesting Britain is more German than it thinks. I never laboured under the misapprehension it was anything else; teaching archaeology gives you the long view.
And that sound you hear is just a little bit of history repeating.
The Celts were no match for these roughnecks. The Romans had taught them how to play the lyre and drink copious amounts of wine, but the populace in the regions controlled by the Pax Romana was barred from carrying weapons. As a result, the local peoples, no longer accustomed to the sword, lost one battle after the next and were forced to the edges of the island.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 26, 2013 09:48 AM