Angles, Saxons, Jutes?

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  • #16240

    Minerburns
    Participant

    Jamie, I just got caught up on your fine podcast. Thank you for your good work.Something I don't understand:You say Angelo-Saxon like it was one word and one people. Weren't they two peoples? And what happened to the Jutes?

  • #20069

    Schir
    Participant

    I'm not quite caught up on the podcast, so correct me if I'm wrong here, but I'm pretty sure that although the Angles and the Saxons were at one point different peoples, their cultures merged as time passed. At some point the two were indistinguishable, creating the necessity for the term Anglo-Saxon. As for the Jutes, it's not uncommon for a group to die out due to plague or conquest or what have you.Though, again, please correct me if I'm wrong. I'm not entirely up on the podcast and I'm just making a logical guess.fake edit; I've just checked Wikipedia on the Jutes. The explanations they offer are that the Jutish territory was wholly assimilated by the Saxons, and they offer an interesting idea by Robin Bush that the Jutes were victims of ethnic cleansing by the West Saxons.That aside, welcome to the forums!

  • #20070

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    The issue of the Jutes is somewhat filled with controversy.  Where did they go?  Were they even there in the first place?  But the quick and dirty explanation for saying “Anglo Saxons” is because those were the two dominant groups in the Germanic East and their societies merged throughout the centuries. Welcome to the community!

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