The Viking invasion was not as massive as the Anglo-Saxon one

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Recent research indicates that the invaders who had the worst impact on England were the Anglo-Saxons, rather than the Vikings, as it is widely thought.

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    1. Admittedly, my own scope of ancient European history is only in its infancy. I’ve read a great deal of books, however, I’ve only just had the revelation that it is important to study a multitude of subject matter alongside counterparts…for instance, I’m deep into Norse, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic, Visigoth, Roman and Greek history books…whilst grasping Proto-Indo-European artifacts and evidence and learning about the great migration that seems to have run concurrent with the embryonic stage of the Early European Farmers… absolutely fascinating material…

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      1. There are much, much worse things to read into. No matter what course I plot in my little rudderless ship of metaphors, it always comes back to nagging questions of origins and their frustrating interpretability. I suppose I shouldn’t gripe, the variance of beliefs one can develop around such quasi-tangible outlets has occupied me for… a while, anyway. There are likely many arenas in which one man can be of many minds, but perhaps I don’t find them as interesting. Do you know of the podcast Brute Norse? I don’t have any reason to believe he’s of our milieux, this Eirik Storlesund (whose name I have almost certainly misspelled) however his work is anthropological and philological, moreover quite interesting. He’s covered a plethora of topics that might speak to your range of interests from the perspective of what he is calling Scandifuturism.

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      2. Scandifuturism that’s something I’ve got to check out! Eirik Storlesund I am going to give a listen this evening…it gives me comfort on how you classified “origins and their frustrating interpretability” – BULLSEYE !!!🐸🙋.. these are my exact sentiments!

        The linguistic crossover/descriptive interoperability of descriptions (I’m not sure I am using proper English myself now. …hahah…room is spinning man….) Yeah, the Neolithic, Mesolithic, Late Hunter Gatherers, Early European Farmers, then different eras during which these ancient Proto-Indo-European tribes made different types of pots and small instruments…let’s lot forget the famous “New Metallurgic Findings from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Period”…haha taking the piss indeed -such low hanging fruit…

        It’s a real enjoyment discussing the wide array of subject matter and topics and general bantZ with gentlemen that share seemingly similar sentiments and worldviews in the political realm …there’s a comfort there…I appreciate you Seax as you as well as a few other down to Earth, well-read, well informed people out here in the WordPress platform….I’m learning alot…

        Cheers to you sir 🇬🇧📝🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚖️💡⚔️

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      3. I’m not a hundred percent onboard with any one thing… But what I like about this Scandifuturism business is the anticipatory applicability. It seeks not to revive the past, but connect the present to it while looking to shape the future. In an ethnographic way, even if not one suited to our political flavourings… But perhaps not one in full-scale opposition either… Likely room for debate. One of the points I take with Heathenry, and it is a small one, is that even while speaking of making good with the times there is an element of regression that often tends to seep in. A refusal to engage the contemporary, if you will. I suppose Christian denominations suffer suchlike. But I reckon too that’s why religion should be tempered with philosophy, to save one from becoming too stagnant.

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