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Ewergrin
Monday, November 1st, 2004, 11:24 PM
Bede's World (http://www.bedesworld.co.uk/index.php)

The Museum of Early Medieval Northumbria at Jarrow.

Seems like a very interesting place. I am sure there is a vast well of information there. Have any of our European proper members been there?

Allenson
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004, 04:51 PM
Though very Christian, I have been a fan of Bede's "Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation" since I first became aware of it....

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/bede-book1.html



In particular, this part of Chapter XV:

"The newcomers received of the Britons a place to inhabit, upon condition that they should wage war against their enemies for the peace and security of the country, whilst the Britons agreed to furnish them with pay. Those who came over were of the three most powerful nations of Germany * Saxons, Angles, and Jutes. From the Jutes are descended the people of Kent, and of the Isle of Wight, and those also in the province of the West Saxons who are to this day called Jutes, seated opposite to the Isle of Wight. From the Saxons, that is, the country which is now called Old Saxony, came the East Saxons, the South Saxons, and the West Saxons. From the Angles, that is, the country which is called Anglia, and which is said, from that time, to remain desert to this day, between the provinces of the Jutes and the Saxons, are descended the East Angles, the Midland Angles, Mercians, all the race of the Northumbrians, that is, of those nations that dwell on the north side of the river Humber, and the other nations of the English. The two first commanders are said to have been Hengist and Horsa."

AryanKrieger
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004, 09:03 PM
Bede's World (http://www.bedesworld.co.uk/index.php)

The Museum of Early Medieval Northumbria at Jarrow.

Seems like a very interesting place. I am sure there is a vast well of information there. Have any of our European proper members been there?

I went there about 10 years ago and it is a fascinating place. There is a very modern and interesting museum alongside the ruin of the monastery and a reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village.I believe that they have constructed a Roman settlement there as well.
Similar reconstructed villages exist outside of York and in East Anglia-West Stow,they deserve checking out.