46 – Hengist and Horsa

So to start with I’m going to try to compile the various accounts and stories we have of the Anglo Saxon invasion into a single narrative. As you might recall from prior episodes, this means that I’ll be drawing from some rather unreliable sources. But I think that telling the story in a single cohesive fashion will be useful. After that, I’ll break it down and we can discuss evidence supporting or contradicting the story.

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  1. Hey man cool show. I’m pretty ignorant of this subject so I’d like to know why you call the Irish scots?

    1. The northern Irish at that period were known as the Scots. They later migrated over into Pictland/Caledonia and, over time, became the dominant cultural force in the area which is why it is now known as Scotland. :)

  2. Thanks for the lively and informative pod casts! However, I do have one criticism. Referring to Angles, Saxons, and Jutes as “Germans” is misleading. Yes, they were Germanic ( so are Danes and Norwegians) but that is an ethnic as opposed to a national designation. After having heard your podcast, my teenage nephew seemed to have gotten the impression that the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes were to Germany like, say, Californians, Rhode Islanders, and Virginians are to the US.

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