In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Norman invasions resulted in the destruction of Saxon works and Danish invasions destroyed most of the written works of the continent.
- Of greater use to the Welsh kings of the tenth and eleventh centuries was the supply of Viking and Saxon mercenaries.
- He gave fiefs to Norman lords, trying to keep the Saxon barons from becoming too strong.
- The period of Roman decline and the early history of the Saxon kingdoms remains obscure.
- Particularly in the Saxon pagan period, gold jewellery was often inset with precious or semi-precious stones such as garnet.
- Duxford is known to have been a wealthy royal holding in the Saxon period.
- For much of the Saxon period it was probably fairly wide and marshy, perhaps acting as a separator between Westwyk and Conesford.
- The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a work still under composition after the Norman Conquest, embodies accounts and memories of Saxon military success in southern Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries.
- The flood tide of Saxon domination of England was shortly to turn and ebb with the Norman invasion.
- The largest pieces of wood working done during the Saxon period must have been for the buildings.
- It is next to a church tower designed by Christopher Wren, which is all that remains of a building that started out as the royal chapel of the Saxon kings and was partly destroyed in World War II.
- The Normans considered the Saxon dialect unintelligent, and the Saxons understandably resented this.
- Across much of midland England wide-ranging changes took place in the countryside in the late Saxon period.
- Wales is contiguous to England and had been the subject of Saxon raids for centuries.
- Offa's Dyke is the man-made boundary that was created by the Saxon king Offa in the 8th Century AD, to defend the border between England and Wales.
- However, the numbers of pigs kept gradually decreases throughout the Saxon period.
- Portchester Castle is the site of a third century Roman fort built to guard against Saxon raids.
- Among the stories written down in the twelfth century about the Saxon outlaw Hereward and his guerrilla warfare against the Norman conquerors, one tells how he slipped into the King's camp disguised as a potter.
- England is divided in a bitter rivalry between the older Saxon inhabitants, and the more recent Norman overlords who have ruled since their conquest in 1066.
- The castles were all but impregnable and served as Norman anchors in a Saxon sea.
- As a place of cure and fashion, it developed rapidly in the late nineteenth century following approval by the Saxon kings.
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