The old idea was that the Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain, pushing out the native people.

The old idea was that the Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain, pushing out the native people. It’s been known for some time now that this view is simplistic, shaped by the propaganda of Gildas. This article puts some hard numbers to the problem. Out of a population of 1 million, the invaders were probably about 200 thousand between 500 and 600 CE. 

http://www.medievalhistories.com/anglo-saxons-peaceful-immigrants-barbaric-warriors///cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js

I’ve wondered about this many times, but never thought there would be an answer.

I’ve wondered about this many times, but never thought there would be an answer. The author says, “Here’s what sums it up to me: When professionals retire, we keep dabbling. The retired newspaper editor in my hometown still writes. When the professor retires, he’ll keep reading journals and going to talks. But in the thirty years since my Dad took early retirement, he has never brought home some fish oil and mixed up a batch of cattle feed in the garage. When you retire from Wal-Mart, you don’t set up a bar-code scanner in the basement, just to stay busy. You do that stuff for money, and when they stop paying you, you never, ever do it again. The different need, he says, also drives differences in religion. I would guess also politics.

http://uuworld.org/ideas/articles/36467.shtml//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js