Thursday, November 16, 2006
1. Why do the French refer to us on occasions as Anglo-Saxons ?
2. Who is included in that description - is it just the English, or does it include the Scots, the Welsh and the Northern Irish ?
3. What is the term "Anglo-Saxon" intended to convey that is not adequately described by the term British, English etc ?
4. Is the term Anglo-Saxon intended to be pejorative ? If so, mildly or strongly ?
5. Anglo-Saxons are described in some history books as 'barbarian invaders'. Is the term Anglo-Saxon synonomous with barbarian ?
6. When the French refer to Anglo-Saxon economics, which of the following countries is included: : Britain, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa ?
7. If it is OK to refer to Britons, or British-derived stock as Anglo-Saxons, would it be equally OK to refer to the French as Franks, Gauls, or Normans ?