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Author Topic: Do we have descendents in Ukraine?  (Read 143 times)


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Do we have descendents in Ukraine?
« on: June 27, 2022, 05:22:33 PM »
In his latest Gerefan Leaf, Geoffrey writes that 'While Ukraine may seem far away, we Anglo-Saxonists have a strong connection with that part of Europe' and quotes from 'The Anglo-Saxons: The Verdict of History' by Paul Hill that, in escaping from the brutalities of the Normans, they even got as far as The Crimea, the southern peninsula of Ukraine.  Something else I didn't know before, so I've just bought the book to read more.

We certainly got around, didn't we?
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Re: Do we have descendents in Ukraine?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2022, 08:06:56 PM »
We certainly did - before and after 1066! And we think we live in an age of travel!


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Re: Do we have descendents in Ukraine?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2022, 02:26:10 PM »
Eleanor Parker covers the Crimean settlement as well in her new book on teh post COnwuest generation. It's a fascinating story!

"Conquered: the last children of Anglo-Saxon England"

She did a talk at the York Festival of Ideas recently wich I hope will be on their YouTube channnel shortly.