>The native Britons by and large remained.>
What makes you say that the native Britons stayed except for maybe the
I would think that it was the minority if any that stayed after the invaders
Also, my post was in response to a query about Arthur being a Briton. In
the 5th century the guys fighting the invading Saxons in the Southern and
Eastern parts of the island, were Britons-
The Saxons were origianlly called in to fight invading Picts form the North,
who were fighting Britons, apraently since AD 297-but now,with the advent of
Rome's retreat, the Britons had to fend for themselves.
>And 'pillaging' is not very good description of the process, which took
place over centuries.
In the 5th century it was an invasion and there were subsequent battles and
pillagings. The massacre at Bangor, for example, was particularly bloody,
as well as being a site that was pillaged.
Some change did take place over centuries, but there was plenty of fighting
around as well.
The Celtic Chrisitans met with Augustine of Canterbury because they did not
want to be subject to Rome and it's ruling, and they did not want to share
the gospel with the invading Saxons that were stealing their homeland. This
is an indication of even somewhat peaceful people not appreciating the
presence of the invaders.
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From: "Doug Weller" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: North British vs. Welsh and Scottish
> Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 7:56:55 PM, Alizah wrote:
> > It would be more correct to say that England today is inhabited by
> > descendants of Teutonic tribes (Angles, Saxons, and Jutes)
> > and descendants of Normans, and Vikings, as well as various Celtic
> > that moved back or just moved thereafter all the pillaging was over
> This isn't what happened, however. The native Britons by and large
> remained. I'm sure much, perhaps most of the elite left, but they
> were a tiny minority. And 'pillaging' is not very good description of
> the process, which took place over centuries.
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