Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 4:23:07 PM, you wrote:
> The Saxons pushed the Romanized Britons back as well as the unRomanized
> Britons-since they were invading and wanted territory. The Island of
> Britannia became England. If you look at a map after the 10th century, you
> can see the areas inhabited by the Saxons, etc. and what remained of Celtic
The Saxons, by and large, remained and were still the large majority
of the population. The Roman province Britannia (The phrase "Island
of Britannia refers to all of Great Britain) included England and
Wales. See http://www.roman-britain.org/province.htm for its
changing boundaries over time.
>Romanized and unRomanized Britons today are called Welsh and Cornish.
> England today is inhabited by the English-- descendants of those invading
> Saxons, etc. mixed in with any Celtic Britons-- Romanized or not, thus with
> Roman ancestry or not, who stayed or strayed into their territory.
It would be more correct to say that England today is inhabited by
descendants of the Ancient Britons, mixed in with some legionaries,
Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans.
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