How was England formed?

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How was England formed?
The existence of England is one that is often taken for granted and looked at far too scarcely. This may be due to the overshadowing history of the development of Great Britain and the United Kingdom, but nonetheless, in order for these unions to be formed, England had to already exist - and it actually has since 927 AD. So, how was England created, who claimed the land before the English, and how did it become the nation that we know today?...
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♦Script & Research :
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♦Sources :
Hamerow, Helena. The Origins of Wessex.
Stenton, Frank. Anglo-Saxon England.
Rees, Rosemary. The Vikings.
Albany F. Major, Early Wars of Wessex

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Thursday History
Thursday History Жыл бұрын
Since TikTok got confused about this I just wanna pop in and say - I’m the scriptwriter on this video and at the beginning when referencing “Scots” and pointing to Ireland, that’s not a mistake! The Scots/Scoti/Scotti were Gaels from Ireland around the same time that the Picts were in Scotland! I see why it confused people on TikTok and everyone here seems fine but, just in case 😂
Michelle Boyle
Michelle Boyle 2 ай бұрын
@Andy B I was told that there was some kind of connection between Wales and Clan Wallace
Michelle Boyle
Michelle Boyle 2 ай бұрын
@Asura1951 Initially, perhaps, but over time they migrated as distinctly identifying groups all over the place apparently. Historical documentation + DNA tracking has revealed interesting connections between the Hebrews and certain peoples of western China, Morocco, Kenya, Iran, Syria, and yes, even certain tribes of Afghans
Steve Gad
Steve Gad 2 ай бұрын
Nicely written TH. It was a real pleasure to listen to it being read over the graphics.
Rasha Mohamed Ali
Rasha Mohamed Ali 2 ай бұрын
SÂ7..$ 😉🌈💗😚😘
Renegade Dalek
Renegade Dalek 2 ай бұрын
Nobody who watches tiktok can actually think .
VarleyET
VarleyET 8 ай бұрын
Anyone who's interested in seeing how this played out in a TV series: The Last Kingdom did a great job covering it and it was very entertaining
Mathieu Faltys
Mathieu Faltys Ай бұрын
@Wolfie Street LOL. The writers must have been in those elementary school CRT classes right-wingers keep crying about.
Addy T Rolla
Addy T Rolla Ай бұрын
Even better... Put The Last Kingdom audiobooks on while you work. I've never felt long days of hard work go by so fast. It has a great narrator. By the time I thought I'd read them all, he released another book
mac atanoso
mac atanoso 2 ай бұрын
Yes i love that series a historical show . From the Philippines 🇵🇭🇬🇧
condorX2
condorX2 2 ай бұрын
Aye. I saw! The Viking completely changed them, from fighting for their homeland against invaders to become the invader themselves who colonized half the world and plundering all their riches. Here is nice article. The British East India Company seized Bengal in 1757 by force. Then the British forced the peasantry to handover their produce and engineered a famine in 1770 that killed a third of the population. Following that, there were 24 famines between 1850-1899 in different parts of the country, where tens of millions of people killed. From 1765 to 1938, Britain extracted 45 trillion pound sterling from India, which was effectively the down payment for the Industrial Revolution. In 1700, India had 25% of the world’s GDP. By 1950, they had only 4%. In 1943, during the WW II, Winston Churchill diverted food from Bengal to Britain, resulted in 3 million Indians deaths. When India got independent from the British, the literacy rate was just 14%. From the late 17th century to the 18th century, Britain smuggled opium into China to dope the population, a strategy to turn around a huge trade deficit, after the British could not find enough silver to pay the Qing government in their tea and porcelain trades. After opium was destroyed in salt water and ports were closed by the Chinese in ordered to curb opium, the British started the Opium War I, which China lost. Hong Kong was forced to be surrendered to the British. After 12 years, the British got really greedy. They demanded the Qing government: 1) To open the borders of China to allow goods coming in and out freely and tax free. 2) Make opium legal in China. After being rejected, the British and French, with support by the USA, started Opium War II with China, which again, China lost. The Anglo-French military raided the Summer Palace, an estimated 150,000 pieces of historic treasures with a 1900-year span from the first Qin Dynasty up to the Qing Dynasty were raided and many ended up in the British Museum in London. After the Summer Palace was burned down in 3 days, the Anglo-French military then threatened to burn the Imperial Palace. The Qing government was forced to pay with free trade ports, 300,000 kilograms of silver and the Kowloon district north of Hong Kong Island was taken. Since then, China’s resources flew out freely from the free trade ports. In the subsequent amendment to the treaties, Chinese people were sold overseas to serve as labor, famously known as “piglet labor”. Britain, a tiny country, had turned the two biggest economies in the world into poverty stricken slumps. China and India co-existed for 4000 years without problems. Buddhism originated in India and widely adopted in China. China sent Buddhist monks to India to learn Buddhism from India. When the British were preparing for India’s independence, an ambiguity was left behind at the border between China and India, and since then, it became the point of conflicts between China and India, including a war at the border in 1962. Divide and rule, is their tactic used over and over again. The British colonized my country Malaysia in 1786. During WW II, when the Japanese came to Malaya, the British fled the country, and the Malayan Communists were left behind to fight a gorilla warfare with the Japanese in the jungles. After the Japanese surrendered, the Malayan Communist fighters went back to towns. Then the British came back, surrounded the towns and mass murdered them. Before handed back to China, Hong Kong was ruled under an iron fist, but when Hong Kong was returned to China, the UK pushed for democracy in Hong Kong. There are many reasons for the empire’s successes. But one thing stands out: hypocrisy. -Zeis Siez
Rasindu Anuththara
Rasindu Anuththara 2 ай бұрын
@OldPsychoMan hell yh
Elvenkind
Elvenkind 3 ай бұрын
Great job! I'm really, deeply interested in history, and specially English and Norse history, but I've never seen such an elegant presentation of how England came to be. You got a new subscriber, and naturally a like! Have a nice weekend everyone, from Alv, Norway.
lorry geewhizzbang
lorry geewhizzbang 2 ай бұрын
From Ireland here, our lessons are pretty broad so we learn most of this, but it would be nice to hear about places that don't get talked about as much such as Cornwall, Isle of Man and Isle of Wight.
lorry geewhizzbang
lorry geewhizzbang Ай бұрын
@adam driver Nope. I was talking to the maker of this video and you decided to jump in so I'll leave the videography in your expert hands. 😄
adam driver
adam driver Ай бұрын
@lorry geewhizzbang glad to hear, let me know when done
adam driver
adam driver Ай бұрын
You're so funny.......
lorry geewhizzbang
lorry geewhizzbang Ай бұрын
@adam driver Sounds great. I'll fit it in with the 1000 other things I need to do. 🥴☺
adam driver
adam driver Ай бұрын
@lorry geewhizzbang let's do the Isle of wight
Szymon Matusiak
Szymon Matusiak 2 ай бұрын
I am amazed how a relatively small island nation had a great influence on the world. It's remarkable that English became the most spoken language - Latin of the 21st century and the long pursued dream of having an universal/world language is becoming true. Thanks for the great video. Greetings from Poland!
IrkedOffDev
IrkedOffDev 2 күн бұрын
@Xx O-DeathShot-O Xx isn't that what I said?
Xx O-DeathShot-O Xx
Xx O-DeathShot-O Xx 2 күн бұрын
@IrkedOffDev you wanting people to forgot their native tongue for one that you believe is superior
IrkedOffDev
IrkedOffDev 2 күн бұрын
@Ó yeah but it will be in the next few generations
IrkedOffDev
IrkedOffDev 2 күн бұрын
@Xx O-DeathShot-O Xx which part is nuts?
Ó
Ó 2 күн бұрын
English isn't the most spoken language though...
David Van Dyken
David Van Dyken 5 ай бұрын
This is a really interesting history lesson. Thanks for posting. However, it seems like it concluded a bit early. I would have expected the 1066 Norman invasion to be a crucial aspect to the formation of England.
Altai🐺 Austro-Hungarian2003
Altai🐺 Austro-Hungarian2003 Ай бұрын
England was created by the Anglo-Saxons but I would say the normans helped
melcrom1
melcrom1 Ай бұрын
@Wolfie Street such a good answer. Bravo. You made your point!
melcrom1
melcrom1 Ай бұрын
@Wolfie Street thank you Sir, for you insight.
Μυλωνόγιαννης Λι
Μυλωνόγιαννης Λι Ай бұрын
@Wolfie Street remember, you were not alone in waterloo, or any place else after that for that matter. i always wonder at the idiocy of the british people of sustaining a bunch of inbreds just to sustain them as a unified people on an island totally depleted of any resource, but grass.
Μυλωνόγιαννης Λι
Μυλωνόγιαννης Λι Ай бұрын
@Le Capetien interesting!!, captain.
emkay dee
emkay dee 9 ай бұрын
Aethelstan was buried in my hometown, alongside those from his army at the battle of Brunanburh, a very small town called Malmesbury. His remains are lost, but the memorial is in the Abbey still. Direct descendants of his army who still live locally have a society called “commoners” as they still collectively own an area of common land that Athelstan gave to those men!
RickE
RickE Ай бұрын
@Éva Fodor the word Ethel or Aethel meant “able or noble “from what I’ve learned. In Aethelstans case the Stan meant “ Stone” so his name meant “ able stone”
Charles
Charles Ай бұрын
@RickE May history repeat
_A1
_A1 2 ай бұрын
that's amazing. thanks for sharing.
John Brereton
John Brereton 2 ай бұрын
@Éva Fodor Aethel means nobel in Anglo Saxon. Aetheling means nobel birth and Aethelstan means nobel stone.
Ajay Sidhu 🏳️‍🌈⃠
Ajay Sidhu 🏳️‍🌈⃠ 2 ай бұрын
MALMESBERY???
James Harrison-king
James Harrison-king Ай бұрын
The TV show (Netflix: Last Kingdom) is based on the books by Bernard Cornwell which cover most of this period in great detail. He is one of the leading historical fiction writers out there. Uthred in the books/show is a fictional character that he uses to weave the story through the history - giving him a key role or reason to be involved in the main events. He is inspired by the Bernard Cornwell's distant ancestor, Uthred. At the end of each book, the Author writes a small summary of the real history and the adaptions he's made to fit the story. The books also include maps from the time period, and the saxon naming with English translations - Which allows you to see the language and geographical development of the country. The show is good in general, but it has huge inaccuracies in how the period is portrayed which is a shame as the author and books cover this accurately - but i guess that is a tv screenwriting / budgeting decision. I would highly recommend the books.
Pamela McBride
Pamela McBride 3 ай бұрын
Anyone who's interested in seeing how this played out in a TV series: The Last Kingdom did a great job covering it and it was very entertaining
James husrt
James husrt 2 ай бұрын
Hello Pamela,how are you doing today it’s nice to meet you here 😊
Ash B
Ash B 4 ай бұрын
For anyone interested The Vikings and The Last Kingdom are two great TV shows that deal with this portion of history.
jswen24
jswen24 2 ай бұрын
Ragnar vs Uthred is a good matchup
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Rosemerryn McMillan 2 ай бұрын
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Essel 3 ай бұрын
I heard about The Battle of Brunanburh when I was researching my surname. The story goes that it was realised, at the time, what an important victory this was. Indeed, it was spoken of in terms of awe for many years afterwards and was referred to as "The Dear Victory" - approximate translation of "Leof Siege". Apparently, some of the protagonists took their new surnames from this and started the line which would include the Liversedges and, like my surname, Livesley. I'm not sure how much of this is accurate but it makes a nice story.
TheArbiter
TheArbiter Жыл бұрын
As a Brit, this is already way more than I learned in History class
Andrew Howells
Andrew Howells 2 ай бұрын
@nixl American b7llshit fro a cymro
Andrew Howells
Andrew Howells 2 ай бұрын
And before the invasions and enslaving of ancient people dy isle o prydain, What of the Cymraeg. A peaceful nation and land robbed/coloniolised by these warmongers. No mention of the Cymraeg. They took away our ancient tongue and be it changed our countries name to.wales , which means Slave.ij their germania manipulated This video dicusts me and backs up hidden history that the powers to be opress and brainwash. You the writer make me feel.invisible. in modern society, diversity is paramount where I come from and in your tongue ,bullshit by ignoramus bullshitter, shame on you.
Mister Jorge
Mister Jorge 2 ай бұрын
Like I said, 'Slavery, Colonialism & Colonization' are all evil things done by evildoers. 😔 They need to repent & repay their sins & crimes. After all, it's "a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do" thing. Like I said, repay and repent your long overdue crimes and sins. Remember the saying, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. Truth hurts, but truth matters. "History is written by the victors and liars." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte Speaking of 'the rule of Law', may I ask where is the rule of law when the Anglo West is practicing centuries-long global Slavery, Colonialism & Colonization? May I ask when will the West face justice for their notorious centuries-long global crimes of Slavery, Colonialism and Colonization from North/South America to Australia/New Zealand? Speaking of 'crime'.., remember, it’s only a crime if you lose. - The Anglo Western bloc had been on the winning side for about three centuries. - Obviously, they couldn't care less about the "crimes" any more. 😔
Mister Jorge
Mister Jorge 2 ай бұрын
Like I said, keep in mind the fact that 'Slavery, Colonialism & Colonization' are all evil things done by evildoers. Around fifty 50 nations fell under British Colonialism; while around twenty five 25 nations under French Colonialism. - In the Colonial era all Anglo Western Colonizers did in their Colonies worldwide was build infrastructure, such as roads and ports so that they could ship abundant natural mineral resources, raw materials back to Europe to make fine goods, since there hardly has any mineral resources in Europe. That is what Colonialism is all about; "Pillage and Plunder" at will. For instance, it is agreed upon the fact that Africa in general has progressed a lot more in the past 20-30 years than 200 years of Western Colonialism there. Moreover, World organization such as United Nations was helped founded, with cleverly drawn charters, by the West; only after they have had enough of practicing centuries-long global Slavery, Colonization and Colonialism; in such a way so as to; - keep their accumulated wealth to themselves, - their accumulated crimes not to get prosecuted by their former victims. 😔 "Anglo caused most of the world's problems." - David Cameron, former British Prime Minister “British society has never been cleansed of the filth of imperialism.” - Salman Rushdie The fact that they need to repent & repay their sins & crimes. After all, it's "a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do" thing. Like I said, repay and repent your long overdue crimes and sins. Remember the saying, "a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do".
Nerd#9347.
Nerd#9347. 2 ай бұрын
@Mister Jorge THIS!
Paul Wusteman
Paul Wusteman 4 ай бұрын
Only a few Anglo-Saxon churches now survive that were not enlarged and rebuilt in the Middle Ages but a large number of beautiful manuscripts and artefacts survive, of which the Sutton Hoo treasure in the British Museum is perhaps the most spectacular, along with the Lindisfarne Gospels. Alfred - a true philosopher king - and Aethelstan were extraordinary people - as was also Aethelfled, a brilliant ruler who earned and kept the loyalty of her nobles.
condorX2
condorX2 2 ай бұрын
Aye. The Viking completely changed them, from fighting for their homeland against invaders to become the invader themselves who colonized half the world and plundering all their riches. Here is nice article. The British East India Company seized Bengal in 1757 by force. Then the British forced the peasantry to handover their produce and engineered a famine in 1770 that killed a third of the population. Following that, there were 24 famines between 1850-1899 in different parts of the country, where tens of millions of people killed. From 1765 to 1938, Britain extracted 45 trillion pound sterling from India, which was effectively the down payment for the Industrial Revolution. In 1700, India had 25% of the world’s GDP. By 1950, they had only 4%. In 1943, during the WW II, Winston Churchill diverted food from Bengal to Britain, resulted in 3 million Indians deaths. When India got independent from the British, the literacy rate was just 14%. From the late 17th century to the 18th century, Britain smuggled opium into China to dope the population, a strategy to turn around a huge trade deficit, after the British could not find enough silver to pay the Qing government in their tea and porcelain trades. After opium was destroyed in salt water and ports were closed by the Chinese in ordered to curb opium, the British started the Opium War I, which China lost. Hong Kong was forced to be surrendered to the British. After 12 years, the British got really greedy. They demanded the Qing government: 1) To open the borders of China to allow goods coming in and out freely and tax free. 2) Make opium legal in China. After being rejected, the British and French, with support by the USA, started Opium War II with China, which again, China lost. The Anglo-French military raided the Summer Palace, an estimated 150,000 pieces of historic treasures with a 1900-year span from the first Qin Dynasty up to the Qing Dynasty were raided and many ended up in the British Museum in London. After the Summer Palace was burned down in 3 days, the Anglo-French military then threatened to burn the Imperial Palace. The Qing government was forced to pay with free trade ports, 300,000 kilograms of silver and the Kowloon district north of Hong Kong Island was taken. Since then, China’s resources flew out freely from the free trade ports. In the subsequent amendment to the treaties, Chinese people were sold overseas to serve as labor, famously known as “piglet labor”. Britain, a tiny country, had turned the two biggest economies in the world into poverty stricken slumps. China and India co-existed for 4000 years without problems. Buddhism originated in India and widely adopted in China. China sent Buddhist monks to India to learn Buddhism from India. When the British were preparing for India’s independence, an ambiguity was left behind at the border between China and India, and since then, it became the point of conflicts between China and India, including a war at the border in 1962. Divide and rule, is their tactic used over and over again. The British colonized my country Malaysia in 1786. During WW II, when the Japanese came to Malaya, the British fled the country, and the Malayan Communists were left behind to fight a gorilla warfare with the Japanese in the jungles. After the Japanese surrendered, the Malayan Communist fighters went back to towns. Then the British came back, surrounded the towns and mass murdered them. Before handed back to China, Hong Kong was ruled under an iron fist, but when Hong Kong was returned to China, the UK pushed for democracy in Hong Kong. There are many reasons for the empire’s successes. But one thing stands out: hypocrisy. -Zeis Siez 🤓
Duke JukeBox
Duke JukeBox 4 ай бұрын
"The Last Kingdom" is the best historical series out there on this subject,historical facts are pretty accurate and acting is superb!
bluesdealer
bluesdealer 2 ай бұрын
Loosely so, yes. Better than most modern historical fiction, at least. I still don’t understand what the writers had against Edward though lol
🗿ARAFAT💬
🗿ARAFAT💬 3 ай бұрын
@Just Sayin yeah also shows sithric was killed by edward however this video shows he held Northumbria even after Edward's death and was later under uthred who acted as a buffer and wasn't under any oaths🗿 I understand the show wouldn't be interesting if it was straight to the point & had no court intrigues
Just Sayin
Just Sayin 4 ай бұрын
Facts aren’t that accurate. Just kind of shows what life was like and how brutal the Vikings were. And the constant struggle for power, land and wealth. Funny thing about the show is Uhtred the Bold never met Alfred the Great. Alfred was king from 871-899… while Uhtred died in the year 1016 over 100 years apart from their deaths. Many characters were based on real people just not as historically accurate.
Willam Ferreira da rocha
Willam Ferreira da rocha 4 ай бұрын
@Hill i live coutry rarely find history books from other countries
Hill
Hill 4 ай бұрын
Umm no, but it certainly educate people who hates reading history books
T T
T T 5 ай бұрын
Thanks for the enjoyable video. The first Viking raiders actually came from Denmark, as did the Jutes and Angles. It wasn't an army that raided Lindisfarne, the first raids were small bands that hit hard and fast.
Steve
Steve Ай бұрын
The Angles came from southern Schleswig, interfacing with the Saxons further to the south. They were not Danes. Centuries later the Germans and Danes had wars over this area of land, both claiming it as their own. This gave rise to the 'Schleswig-Holstein Question' that Lord Palmerston famously remarked, "Only three people have ever really understood (it)....the Prince Consort, who is dead, a German professor who has gone mad, and I, who have forgotten all about it."
abc def
abc def 2 ай бұрын
@Chris Stucker It was great. Anything you liked under one roof. Muncks trusting in God collecting gold. The Vikings diverted them from collecting gold to trusting in God. A win win situation.
Chris Stucker
Chris Stucker 2 ай бұрын
In hindsight, filling a monastery on the North East coast of England full of riches and having only monks to protect it may have not been a good idea.
Medusa's Lair
Medusa's Lair 5 ай бұрын
Yeah, hence Danes.... People from Denmark = Danes.
Aleq Robinson
Aleq Robinson 2 ай бұрын
Very interesting video. The Norse/British Isles period, will always be one of my fav historical periods.
Andrew Howells
Andrew Howells 2 ай бұрын
And you are also ignorant to the ancient people of Cymru , who were always here before any of you lot were not invited
Varsity Chap
Varsity Chap Жыл бұрын
Looking at such a long period of time, it might be useful to put a year counter in one corner alongside the animations.
brawl star guy😀
brawl star guy😀 Ай бұрын
omg im in egelen
Jordan
Jordan Ай бұрын
Agreed
Ilya Sokolov
Ilya Sokolov Ай бұрын
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Ovidiu Filimon
Ovidiu Filimon 2 ай бұрын
Or subtitles...
Stormtrooper
Stormtrooper 2 ай бұрын
@dr evil Didn't notice my typo, thanks.
Adam Palmer
Adam Palmer 4 ай бұрын
I’m late to this piece but this was really good. I knew a lot about the start of the Viking Invasion & then Alfred taking back Wessex but I didn’t know everything after that so great job while keeping it interesting!🤟🤯💯
RickE
RickE 5 ай бұрын
Love this video and all Dark Age history. My family was supposed to have first come from Ireland to fight in the battle of Heavenfield for King Oswald. Thanks for this entertaining and informative take.
MLYong
MLYong 4 ай бұрын
Astouding how much violence, conflict and sacrifices it takes to build this foundation of order. To realize what and how many eras to go thru in order to shape how it is today is breath taking.
sunshine67
sunshine67 Ай бұрын
There is still plenty of violence and conflict in the UK, between the governing classes, and the less wealthy and privileged who are having to make all the sacrifices. Colonialism started in the UK, when the isalnd of Britain itself was colonised, then spread from there
james maher
james maher 2 ай бұрын
Joseph. In 1883 90%of Africa was owned by natives. By 1990 following the division of Africa among the Western European Powers only 10% of Africa was owned by natives. Colonialism served to divide abd conquer. Its seeds are still evident today. That is a large part of the instability you mention.
MLYong
MLYong 2 ай бұрын
@Joseph absolutely, many don’t understand “what it took” to get to where it is today.
Joseph
Joseph 2 ай бұрын
That's why the instability we see in some African countries now is just part of the natural process.
buzz magister
buzz magister 3 ай бұрын
I really enjoyed watching this . It gives some fascinating information about the history of this country . Thank you .
S I O M A I
S I O M A I Жыл бұрын
Up to this day, I still find it astounding how this small island nation was able to become the "empire in which the sun never sets" later on in history.
Mister Jorge
Mister Jorge 2 ай бұрын
Sun never set! Pls also keep in mind the fact that 'Slavery, Colonialism & Colonization' are all evil things done by evildoers. Around fifty 50 nations fell under British Colonialism; while around twenty five 25 nations under French Colonialism. - In the Colonial era all Anglo Western Colonizers did in their Colonies worldwide was build infrastructure, such as roads and ports so that they could ship abundant natural mineral resources, raw materials back to Europe to make fine goods, since there hardly has any mineral resources in Europe. That is what Colonialism is all about; "Pillage and Plunder" at will. For instance, it is agreed upon the fact that Africa in general has progressed a lot more in the past 20-30 years than 200 years of Western Colonialism there. Moreover, World organization such as United Nations was helped founded, with cleverly drawn charters, by the West; only after they have had enough of practicing centuries-long global Slavery, Colonization and Colonialism; in such a way so as to; - keep their accumulated wealth to themselves, - their accumulated crimes not to get prosecuted by their former victims. 😔 "Anglo caused most of the world's problems." - David Cameron, former British Prime Minister “British society has never been cleansed of the filth of imperialism.” - Salman Rushdie The fact that they need to repent & repay their sins & crimes. After all, it's "a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do" thing. Like I said, repay and repent your long overdue crimes and sins. Remember the saying, "a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do". "History is written by the victors and liars." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte Speaking of 'the rule of Law', may I ask where is the rule of law when the Anglo West is practicing centuries-long global Slavery, Colonialism & Colonization? May I ask when will the West face justice for their notorious centuries-long global crimes of Slavery, Colonialism and Colonization from North/South America to Australia/New Zealand? Speaking of 'crime'.., remember, it’s only a crime if you lose. The Anglo Western bloc had been on the winning side for about three centuries. Obviously, they couldn't care less about the "crimes" any more. 😔
POWER96
POWER96 2 ай бұрын
Rape, murder, enslavement, colonization, thievery, and genocide. That is How England did it.
Samuel Luria
Samuel Luria 2 ай бұрын
@Felgruf - 🥱
The Harlequin
The Harlequin 5 ай бұрын
@marco mendez The Spanish had one for about 5 minutes. Amazing how quickly they gained traction, after only unifying the country, "as Spain", a few decades before. Then losing it all so quickly afterwards. Probably too much religious zealotry contributed
The Harlequin
The Harlequin 5 ай бұрын
@Pasha Pasovski only a 8% apparently, and Scandinavians. Only 10%
GusArchives
GusArchives 2 ай бұрын
Very insightful video indeed! Love and peace to my English neighbours from Scotland!
neil mac
neil mac 2 ай бұрын
so you're the one who likes us!
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☆ Y.R.F ☆ 2 ай бұрын
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Lee Ebbrell
Lee Ebbrell 5 ай бұрын
The Battle of Brunanburh happened on fields near my house, we have recently discovered stuff on fields there. When I heard of it I had no idea how big a deal it was. I live on the wirral south of Liverpool england
Art_apex Art_Apex
Art_apex Art_Apex 2 ай бұрын
Excellent video. Very well presented. However, I can speak for more than myself when mentioning Wales' activity. It kind of makes the whole video fall flat because it wasn't mentioned a single time. I think the story would've been a lot more informative considering they have a totally different language spoken by them to this day. How did they survive and sustain their culture amongst all this warfare? Where did their language originate from? Good story but no climax.
Pawel Tulik
Pawel Tulik 4 ай бұрын
Came here because of Vinland Saga (a japanese anime, but such an amazing series, Holywood has NEVER attempted to cover such events and times). Technically, a very well made content. Well done!
sebastian coral
sebastian coral 3 ай бұрын
Its not hollywood but The last kingdom on netflix covers this period of time
Jinn KunTV
Jinn KunTV 8 ай бұрын
Loved the middle age English history! Wish I could visit england someday and see historic places, figures and such! Greetings from Philippines!
Chris Howell
Chris Howell Ай бұрын
Kumusta Kuya, from Hadrians Wall, though my family are in Bicol.
Eyes of the Tiger
Eyes of the Tiger 2 ай бұрын
@Jim Ferrante I didn't say they are horrible!
moondee lundee
moondee lundee 2 ай бұрын
Nothing to see nowadays. Old English style roads and homes are few, in rural areas and villages. Now you have most towns and cities with roadworks on the same street every month with barely a good summer (this year was very good) and once summer is gone the so called 4 seasons seems like winter throughout with dull clouds and wet dusty roads and dustbins.
Jim Ferrante
Jim Ferrante 2 ай бұрын
@Eyes of the Tiger the women are wonderful
Sus Kagusip
Sus Kagusip 2 ай бұрын
@XXXTENTAClON Written in the wall of Intramuros "Manila under the British rule 3 years."
Ura
Ura 3 ай бұрын
Thanks, at school we literally completely skipped the dark ages. From Roman Britain to the Norman invasion we were taught nothing at school
Baboon Momma
Baboon Momma Ай бұрын
I only got taught a tiny bit about Henry the 8th and the vikings
john fisher
john fisher Ай бұрын
@Alwin Mitter I have mixed parentage, (German Mother, English Father) and this has always been my take on this sort of thing, but never provable. I suspect a lot of People voted leave in the Brexit referendum because the Germans where "doing better than the Brits" .
Alwin Mitter
Alwin Mitter Ай бұрын
@Chris Strucker: to establish the narrative of a culturally and ethically advanced British identity Romanized Celts and French influence were better arguments than Anglo-Saxon origin. For reckless propaganda of two world wars had depreciated and distanced everything German so much, that any hint of own German origins was to be shamefully hidden.
Chris Stucker
Chris Stucker 2 ай бұрын
My school didn’t teach us shit about the dark ages. I didn’t even know who Anglo Saxons actually were until a few years ago. Why on Earth would they skip the historical period in which our country was actually formed?
john fisher
john fisher 2 ай бұрын
@Ura Its more what is decided on a schools curriculum,this is usually decided at national level by a senior member of your/my government. A nation can be brainwashed at a very early age with induced Patrisiam, or its learned at a individual level. In America its saluting the flag, in the UK its "God save the King/Queen." We are conditioned at an early age to follow our nation's history and regard ourselves as a force for good in the world.
CatMom
CatMom 5 ай бұрын
I'm really enjoying the graphics showing the progression of conquered lands.
JP Turner
JP Turner 2 ай бұрын
Very interesting…thank you for your research and outstanding presentation! I have subscribed to your channel and look forward to everything I will learn from your videos!👍🏽
wjcharliee
wjcharliee 3 ай бұрын
Excellent history! You definitely do an outstanding job! That recap at the end shows that you’re a master. Very rarely do I see other videos give a concluding remark. Intro body conclusion the three points of any good lecture. Keep up the good work👍💯🎯
Ian High
Ian High 2 ай бұрын
Excellent synopsis of the formation of England. Would be great if you could make a precursor, i.e. the Roman subjugation of the Celtic Tribes (Britons) and subsequent loss of central authority when the Romans left. The Romans actually established the cities and governance on the island that formed the basis for the kingdoms prior to Anglo-Saxon invasion / settlement, often by Germanic and Frankish mercenaries recruited to maintain control of the various Roman towns and their surrounding areas. 400 - 700 was the time when England, or Brittanica as the Romans called it, was heavily de-forested and the pre-feudal system of lords, earls and independent kingdoms was established, with power struggles between the civic ex-Romans, who had often inter-married with native Britons, along with their imported mercenary forces and the remnants of the old Celtic/Briton tribes. Tradition has it that the mercenaries, invited to England to repel Scotti and Pictish invaders, turned on their Romano-Briton rulers and started to settle the lands, having brought their families over to join them. Romano-Briton forces initially repelled these 'invaders' during the 5th century culminating in the victory of Mons Badonicus 500AD but renewed pressure in the late 6th century saw the Anglo-Saxons slowly extend their dominance over most of Brittanica. Many current place names in southern England (Angleland) derive from this time with the Anglo-Saxon language becoming prevalent giving us the East Saxons (Essex) , South Saxons (Sussex), East Angles (East Anglia, divided into NorthFolk- Norfolk and SouthFolk-Suffolk) , Middle Saxons (Middlesex) and, of course, West Saxons (Wessex). The culmination of these struggles established the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy divided into the major kingdoms of Mercia (borderland), Northumbria (north of the Humber), Wessex, Essex, Sussex and Kent (corner lands). Wessex had managed to gain dominance, in the south prior to the Viking invasions - from whence you take up the tale. It should also be noted that this was not the end of the formation of England. Although firmly established as a kingdom in the mid 10th century, the next 200 years were even more important in the formation of English identity. Rivalry between the Anglo-Saxon kings of England and the Viking descendants in Denmark/Norway/Sweden, not to mention Vikings who had settled/conquered much of the coastlines of mainland Europe and Ireland would continue to play a major role. England was, for a time, conquered by the North Sea Empire of Sweyn Forkbeard, his son Cnut The Great who reigned as King Canute of England in the early 11th century and grandson Harthacnut (Canute II) who contended for the throne of England with the Wessex Kings Harold I, Edward the Confessor and Harold II This directly led to further instability culminating in 1066 with the unsuccessful invasion of by Harald II of Norway and successful invasion by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, which started the Norman rule of England. William was himself descended from Viking invaders who had gained the territory of Normandy from the French King and led to the formation of the Angevin Empire which encompassed large parts of England and France, was the precursor to the Hundred Years War and formed the basis for the rivalry between England and France that existed for 1000 years. The time between 1000 and 1453 led to the identification of England (and it's subsequent transition to Great Britain and then the UK) as a nation separate from the continental European kingdoms. (Sorry, just found your Video on the Norman conquest of England ...)
andy grantham
andy grantham 4 ай бұрын
Actually it was 937 AD when Aethelstan won the Battle of Brunanburgh against an army that was a coalition of Norse from Cumbria, Scots and Irish Norse. He had already united Mercia, Wessex and East Anglia and winning this battle he created the country of England that had been dreamt of by Alfred the Great. I am English and I have an interest in history so saying that is 927 is wrong.
condorX2
condorX2 2 ай бұрын
Nice documentary! The Viking completely changed them, from fighting for their homeland against invaders to become the invader themselves who colonized half the world and plundering all their riches. Here is nice article. The British East India Company seized Bengal in 1757 by force. Then the British forced the peasantry to handover their produce and engineered a famine in 1770 that killed a third of the population. Following that, there were 24 famines between 1850-1899 in different parts of the country, where tens of millions of people killed. From 1765 to 1938, Britain extracted 45 trillion pound sterling from India, which was effectively the down payment for the Industrial Revolution. In 1700, India had 25% of the world’s GDP. By 1950, they had only 4%. In 1943, during the WW II, Winston Churchill diverted food from Bengal to Britain, resulted in 3 million Indians deaths. When India got independent from the British, the literacy rate was just 14%. From the late 17th century to the 18th century, Britain smuggled opium into China to dope the population, a strategy to turn around a huge trade deficit, after the British could not find enough silver to pay the Qing government in their tea and porcelain trades. After opium was destroyed in salt water and ports were closed by the Chinese in ordered to curb opium, the British started the Opium War I, which China lost. Hong Kong was forced to be surrendered to the British. After 12 years, the British got really greedy. They demanded the Qing government: 1) To open the borders of China to allow goods coming in and out freely and tax free. 2) Make opium legal in China. After being rejected, the British and French, with support by the USA, started Opium War II with China, which again, China lost. The Anglo-French military raided the Summer Palace, an estimated 150,000 pieces of historic treasures with a 1900-year span from the first Qin Dynasty up to the Qing Dynasty were raided and many ended up in the British Museum in London. After the Summer Palace was burned down in 3 days, the Anglo-French military then threatened to burn the Imperial Palace. The Qing government was forced to pay with free trade ports, 300,000 kilograms of silver and the Kowloon district north of Hong Kong Island was taken. Since then, China’s resources flew out freely from the free trade ports. In the subsequent amendment to the treaties, Chinese people were sold overseas to serve as labor, famously known as “piglet labor”. Britain, a tiny country, had turned the two biggest economies in the world into poverty stricken slumps. China and India co-existed for 4000 years without problems. Buddhism originated in India and widely adopted in China. China sent Buddhist monks to India to learn Buddhism from India. When the British were preparing for India’s independence, an ambiguity was left behind at the border between China and India, and since then, it became the point of conflicts between China and India, including a war at the border in 1962. Divide and rule, is their tactic used over and over again. The British colonized my country Malaysia in 1786. During WW II, when the Japanese came to Malaya, the British fled the country, and the Malayan Communists were left behind to fight a gorilla warfare with the Japanese in the jungles. After the Japanese surrendered, the Malayan Communist fighters went back to towns. Then the British came back, surrounded the towns and mass murdered them. Before handed back to China, Hong Kong was ruled under an iron fist, but when Hong Kong was returned to China, the UK pushed for democracy in Hong Kong. There are many reasons for the empire’s successes. But one thing stands out: hypocrisy. -Zeis Siez
MOHAMMED SHABBIR AHMED
MOHAMMED SHABBIR AHMED 2 ай бұрын
Great video! Can you also shed some light on the loots and thefts they performed and colonizations , to become the England that they're now!! 😊
Daz Ediss
Daz Ediss 6 ай бұрын
This was really interesting as I’m from Cumbria, which on the map is the part of England directly east of the Isle of Man, formally part of southern Strathclyde. It explains why my ancestors all spoke an ancient language of Cumbric, which was a blend of Celtic, Welsh & Norse. It became extinct in the 12th century - after the carve up of Strathclyde. But it does explain why the dialects & accents around where I live are so weirdly diverse, more so than any other region in the U.K. For instance - 3 miles up the road in Gretna, Dumfries & Galloway - everybody speaks with a Scottish accent. 2 miles east in the western Yorkshire dales - everyone speaks with a Yorkshire accent, 10 miles south in Lancaster everyone speaks with a Lancashire accent, and everyone in the Lake District (where I live) has a totally unique accent which is a blend of all 4.
Derek Weir
Derek Weir Ай бұрын
@Dunsapie exactly how the English are so ego-centric
Ian Williams
Ian Williams 2 ай бұрын
@Jamie Wilson Modern Strathclyde is indeed in Scotland, but the original kingdom was a Welsh/Brythonic speaking Kingdom of Rheged, that predates both modern Scotland or England.
Ian Williams
Ian Williams 2 ай бұрын
@writeract2 La Principessa Anne It was previously the Brythonic kingdom of Rheged. That Later split into two, before merging eventually into what is now the lowlands of modern Scotland to the north, and then Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire to the south. Rheged (Strathclyde) spoke a Brythonic language that was mutually intelligent with Welsh, and indeed we modern Welsh, refer to Strathclyde/Rheged, as 'Yr Hen Ogledd' (The Old North). The oldest Welsh Poetry, chronicles the period, in particular the decisive battle of Catraeth (modern Catterick), written by a Bard named Taliesin, who was from Rheged/Strathclyde. Many of the Mountains of North Wales are named after significant characters of the Kingdoms of Rheged, given it was a compatriot, and a previously neighbouring kingdom to the Kingdom of Gwynedd (mostly modern North Wales and West Wales), to where many people of the 'Old North', are believed to have fled and resettled after the battle of Catterick.
Syamsul
Syamsul 2 ай бұрын
@Jamie Wilson Carlisle? the team who played in league one/div 03 english league yeahh
moondee lundee
moondee lundee 2 ай бұрын
@TINELLO who gizza shit about miami? This comment and video is about motherf'kn engerland.
David Wong
David Wong 3 ай бұрын
The idea for Westeros and the seven kingdoms, before England was unified it was literally 7 kingdoms
askthepizzaguy
askthepizzaguy 5 ай бұрын
See, kingdoms come and go. Seems like anyone can conquer anywhere, briefly. But whether or not a kingdom actually lasts depends on whether there can be a ruler that comes in and is actually good at governing in peacetime. Doesn't mean they have to be pacifists, they just need to be ready to defend the nation if needed, but not start pointless conflicts, and usher in an era of peace and prosperity. When a nation has an era where people actually have peace and prosperity, they care who rules them a lot more, and are a lot more willing to defend the peace. That makes their nation a lot harder to conquer. Peace is so necessary.
Whiskers Redwood
Whiskers Redwood 4 ай бұрын
England has been pivotal in world history.
Sally Sturman
Sally Sturman 2 ай бұрын
@condorX2 Hate on the Scandinavians then.
The Scally Trader
The Scally Trader 2 ай бұрын
@Jett Stream Why should they. That's how the world was back then. If it wasnt the British it would have been some other Country. Stop applying todays logic to things that happened 300 years ago
K n
K n 2 ай бұрын
@The Scally Trader such as? All griefs for Rest of UK
condorX2
condorX2 2 ай бұрын
Aye. The Viking completely changed them, from fighting for their homeland against invader to become the invader themselves who colonized half the world and plundering all their riches. Here is nice article. The British East India Company seized Bengal in 1757 by force. Then the British forced the peasantry to handover their produce and engineered a famine in 1770 that killed a third of the population. Following that, there were 24 famines between 1850-1899 in different parts of the country, where tens of millions of people killed. From 1765 to 1938, Britain extracted 45 trillion pound sterling from India, which was effectively the down payment for the Industrial Revolution. In 1700, India had 25% of the world’s GDP. By 1950, they had only 4%. In 1943, during the WW II, Winston Churchill diverted food from Bengal to Britain, resulted in 3 million Indians deaths. When India got independent from the British, the literacy rate was just 14%. From the late 17th century to the 18th century, Britain smuggled opium into China to dope the population, a strategy to turn around a huge trade deficit, after the British could not find enough silver to pay the Qing government in their tea and porcelain trades. After opium was destroyed in salt water and ports were closed by the Chinese in ordered to curb opium, the British started the Opium War I, which China lost. Hong Kong was forced to be surrendered to the British. After 12 years, the British got really greedy. They demanded the Qing government: 1) To open the borders of China to allow goods coming in and out freely and tax free. 2) Make opium legal in China. After being rejected, the British and French, with support by the USA, started Opium War II with China, which again, China lost. The Anglo-French military raided the Summer Palace, an estimated 150,000 pieces of historic treasures with a 1900-year span from the first Qin Dynasty up to the Qing Dynasty were raided and many ended up in the British Museum in London. After the Summer Palace was burned down in 3 days, the Anglo-French military then threatened to burn the Imperial Palace. The Qing government was forced to pay with free trade ports, 300,000 kilograms of silver and the Kowloon district north of Hong Kong Island was taken. Since then, China’s resources flew out freely from the free trade ports. In the subsequent amendment to the treaties, Chinese people were sold overseas to serve as labor, famously known as “piglet labor”. Britain, a tiny country, had turned the two biggest economies in the world into poverty stricken slumps. China and India co-existed for 4000 years without problems. Buddhism originated in India and widely adopted in China. China sent Buddhist monks to India to learn Buddhism from India. When the British were preparing for India’s independence, an ambiguity was left behind at the border between China and India, and since then, it became the point of conflicts between China and India, including a war at the border in 1962. Divide and rule, is their tactic used over and over again. The British colonized my country Malaysia in 1786. During WW II, when the Japanese came to Malaya, the British fled the country, and the Malayan Communists were left behind to fight a gorilla warfare with the Japanese in the jungles. After the Japanese surrendered, the Malayan Communist fighters went back to towns. Then the British came back, surrounded the towns and mass murdered them. Before handed back to China, Hong Kong was ruled under an iron fist, but when Hong Kong was returned to China, the UK pushed for democracy in Hong Kong. There are many reasons for the empire’s successes. But one thing stands out: hypocrisy. -Zeis Siez
The Scally Trader
The Scally Trader 2 ай бұрын
@Jett Stream such as... ?
Mark Sherry
Mark Sherry 3 ай бұрын
I wish they taught this simplified type of history of England in US classrooms. The US is far too insular. This even tells Americans of Irish and Scottish ancestry something of their own family histories.
Everything 102
Everything 102 Жыл бұрын
Imagine having such a badass name as Eric Bloodaxe.
Шон
Шон 12 күн бұрын
edmund ironside is pretty dope too
ssdfrs ohuiu
ssdfrs ohuiu 8 ай бұрын
I åm chinêsê ånd I wånt tó têll all of yóů! : Yóů cån't find åny rêdêmptión ór hópê in Chinå, it's å cóůntry withóůt thóůghts. å dêgênêråtê pópůlåtión, å sóůllêss pópůlåtión. This cóůntry hås pródůcêd nó nåtůrål sciêncê, nó sóciål sciêncê, nó hůmånistic thróůgh its históry. Chinêsê pêóplê håvê nêvêr thóůght ónê thing tó clêår in thêir thóůsånds yêårs históry. Thê êlitês in chinå's históry årê åll êgóists ånd nårcissists, thê cůltůrê thêy crêåtê is růbbish. Thê Chinêsê hås thê cåpåbility tó livê with thê big liês hånging åbóvê thêir hêåds, CCP dêcêivês ånd ênslåvês thêm, thêy årê willing tó dó êvil fór CCP, fór bênêfit. Thêy årê idióts dåncing ůndêr thê cóntról óf CCP. Thêy årê mórålly dêpråvêd ånd dårê tó dó ånything. I têll yóů hónêstly, this cóůntry drivês mê cråzy.
w 2
w 2 11 ай бұрын
@Ellisano Wade the great and terrible that's what I want to be called
Ellisano
Ellisano 11 ай бұрын
@w 2 Ian the Shagger, well if I lived back then I would hope to be called that 😂
kev WHUFC
kev WHUFC Жыл бұрын
Eric bloodaxe had coins minted, but with a sword on one side , still very cool name, One of my favourite Viking coins is from when there supposed to be Christians , Sihtric had coins made for St peter one side has thors hammer and the other a sword , I'd love to know about the reaction of the Christians seeing a hammer on a coin dedicated to a saint. Lol
CosmicSlayer99
CosmicSlayer99 2 ай бұрын
Okay but come on nobody’s talking about Olaf Guthfrithson here! My guy was pretty much the 1st out of only 2 great warrior Kings that actually managed to invade an extremely large chunk of England and with such levels of confidence that they felt they could just force the English to accept it?!
道之道
道之道 2 ай бұрын
Good explanation of the very early days of England. Do you have another video describing how England's monarchy down to the late QE2 developed out of this period of chaos?
Chris Blanchard
Chris Blanchard 5 ай бұрын
It’s a fact that most of Scotland matches exactly the rock formations in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
pen is
pen is 3 ай бұрын
@Jejdjdjd Mig the name is because there was many Scottish settlers that named it New Scotland in Latin. The geology of Nova Scotia and Scotland were only discovered centuries later. The Geology is the same as millions of years ago they were part of the same landmass on Pangea
Jejdjdjd Mig
Jejdjdjd Mig 5 ай бұрын
If I’m not wrong “nova” is related to Latin meaning new and scotia sounds like scot so it would make sense for a place with the exact same land formation as Scotland to be named new Scotland
Full Metal Theorist
Full Metal Theorist 5 ай бұрын
And there's a lot of people of Scottish decent there.
C SH
C SH 2 ай бұрын
I have always heard that the first united king of England. There is a reason that he is the only English/British monarch called the Great. For how well she reigned, how well -travelled, how unifying and stabilizing, for many other things, I think Elizabeth should also be called The Great.
Aurora Rain
Aurora Rain 2 ай бұрын
Fascinating, thank you! I have often wondered how it all began.
Ý Trần
Ý Trần Ай бұрын
This video is literally useful to me. Thank you!
Afura33
Afura33 4 ай бұрын
This is interesting, thank you, I came here cause the series Vikings made me wanna know more about how England was actually formed. So english people are basically mostly germans?
Uzaid Gurjee
Uzaid Gurjee 3 ай бұрын
Not exactly. Modern day English people have mostly Celtic dna. The Germanic tribes integrated with the Celts. The Germanic tribes migrated from modern day Germany, Denmark and Netherlands. The vikings then later settled after they conquered what was called Danelaw. There were also the Norman french and Romans. Modern English people have around 60% Celtic dna. And it varies in places, some places are higher.
Steve Matchett
Steve Matchett 2 ай бұрын
The three greatest monarchs in our entire 1200 year history (inc. "proto-England") are: Alfred the Great, King Athelstan & Edward the Third
英国の地理愛好家
英国の地理愛好家 4 ай бұрын
Wessex : The childhood. England : The young adulthood. United Kingdom : The old adulthood.
Chris Stucker
Chris Stucker 2 ай бұрын
Long live the Kingdom of Wessex!
hanzocloud
hanzocloud 2 ай бұрын
@Robbie Craig the new generation is called United States of America
Robbie Craig
Robbie Craig 4 ай бұрын
United Kingdom: past it's sell by date
InsertUserName
InsertUserName 4 ай бұрын
Excellent video. Extremely high quality and very informative. 10/10
Kogi Ndogo
Kogi Ndogo 4 ай бұрын
The first vikings that landed in England, especially in Lindisfarne, was Danish - most likely from Roskilde - not Norwegian
Der Wolf
Der Wolf 4 ай бұрын
1. The Vikings who sailed into Great Britain appeared for the first time 2. After that, they were partially expelled from the territory of Great Britain by the incoming soldiers of the Roman Empire, who used the old former soldiers as a retirement home 3. But in the meantime, the Viking-descended Britons imagined themselves to be "Celts" and executed their own Viking ancestors who wanted to enter the territory of Great Britain by ship while the population was getting more and more mixed 4. Then Great Britain emerged as a naval and military superpower, which not only held colonies and terrorized half the world, but already during the First World War became very anti-European with Winston Churchill at the head, who was still an ordinary soldier at the time but already very anti-German attitude 5. In the Second World War, Great Britain was the first to declare war with France on Nazi Germany starting in 1939, even though Hitler had already been strongly advocating political and racial cooperation between Nazi Germany and Great Britain for 6 years, but to no sucess, even with the British Minister Chamberlain himself personally meet Hitler in Germany, but it only lasted until September 1, 1939, when Great Britain declared war on Germany But thank God, Winston Churchill appeared again after that, but not as a soldier but as a minister for Great Britain, still in a strongly anti-German mood, who declared war on Hitler and attacked the German Wehrmacht and the Waffen SS at Dunkirk, where the united French- British forces they suffered an ugly military defeat but for some reason Hitler still let the fleeing British army sail home instead of destroying them completely But they were the worst when Hitler sent a couple of V1-V2 rockets over to Great Britain In retaliation for this, the British and American Air Force bombed Dresden to the ground, where people burned to death and were cremated within 2 minutes, from 0 to 100 years old, because only incendiary bombs were dropped on the city, where fires raged to such an extent that people were either roasted alive, burned to ashes or drowned about 25,000 civilians due to lack of oxygen caused by huge fires Although there was no Nazi military installation or AA unit at all in the city of Dresden 6. Now Great Britain is separating from Europe again by leaving the EU
AJP
AJP 4 ай бұрын
Finally after watching dozens of outstanding TV series of this erra do i understand 😀
Mez Roth
Mez Roth 2 ай бұрын
Nice documentary and nicely narrated. It would be nice if you could mention the dates on each event and perhaps display them . I got a little bit confused due to my dyslexia. 😕
John Pavasars
John Pavasars 4 ай бұрын
Thanks for this well made video :D It was clear and informative. Could you make a video about how Great Britain was formed, please?
Liam Colledge
Liam Colledge Ай бұрын
The last kingdom covers this well and is an enjoyable watch
James Conner
James Conner 2 ай бұрын
Enjoyable, well done. But what struck me was how most "reigns" were less than 20 years. Thats not much time to solidify anything, only suppress opposition. Cross- marriages and strange bedfellows made a lot of sense if you going to get things done, but it sowed its own seeds of takeovers. History and law of the jungle had a lot in common.
Peter Varcoe
Peter Varcoe 5 ай бұрын
Good reading/viewing. I read George R. R. Martin and see some inspiration from the Wall and the Houses a few hundred years later. Later I found The Last Kingdom series and liked it more. Check out the books and/or TV series if you have time.
Mark Hirstwood
Mark Hirstwood 4 ай бұрын
England was founded in 449 CE by Hengist, a Jute. He made sure his forces settled at three main points to control the island and shipping routes: Kent, Tyneside and Hampshire. These and the others that came after, till about 600 CE, later known as the Anglo-Saxons (mostly Danish and Frisians) settled almost exclusively in the driest, sunniest parts of the island. Today, people still live within those tribal boundaries set by about 600 CE.
Miles Hunter
Miles Hunter 4 ай бұрын
England was not founded then though. England had to be formed
Wayne Coyne
Wayne Coyne 2 ай бұрын
I'm interested in why Wales, or whatever it may have been known as at the time, seemed to have been relatively untouched, at least in that video.
Casper_Z
Casper_Z Жыл бұрын
English guy: ''Finally, free from Viking rule.'' Normans: ''Bonjour?''
Шон
Шон 12 күн бұрын
@Mate Peric french people constantly have to writer ten paper college essay on how the normans were french so that means england was conquered by france and english people in return have to write a ten paper college essay on how the normans weren’t french and how french identity and france didn’t exist back then so that they didn’t get conquered by france but by the normans that’s basically it
Shire Tommy1916
Shire Tommy1916 4 ай бұрын
Everything the normans did, was returned in 1944, when their homeland became a furnace and their women became cattle to the Germans and allied men
Rocken Roller
Rocken Roller 7 ай бұрын
Yeah by the way 90% of your fancy words like for example ,legislation, constitution, imperfection and so on are rooted in French cause you’re a bunch of peasants without central administration oh sorry another French word … old English language won’t make it and we won’t apologise since we’re the Norman conquerors .
John Bicknell
John Bicknell 8 ай бұрын
@salemk.309 +I'm slow when others don't make themselves clear in what they say or are not consistent in what they say. And especially if they contradict themselves.
salemk.309
salemk.309 8 ай бұрын
@John Bicknell you are slow, aren’t you?
Lars Clausen
Lars Clausen 4 ай бұрын
I think it's a big mistake to reference the anglo saxons as one group, as is done in this video many times. The Angels were danish, the capital of Denmark Hedeby was actually located in the Angel province at the time. The Saxons were germans, and often in conflict with the Angels. Today their area is known as Niedersachsen in Germany. They often attacked and settled in the southern parts of England, while the Angles did the same i Northumbria. Another fail is in the beginning of the video you talk about the attacks from the danish, but your graphic shows black arrows from Norway. Aka the Norse. I think you should consider taking a look at these issues in the interrest of historic accuracy.
David P
David P 4 ай бұрын
This modern-day province of the United Kingdom certainly has an interesting history.
GonzoTehGreat
GonzoTehGreat 5 ай бұрын
0:51 This video gives the impression that after the Romans left the Britons invited the Angles and Saxons into their country to help drive back invasions by the Picts and Scots. While it's true that some British Kings (Vortigern) probably did request assistance in exchange for payment, there's no evidence that this was the norm, or that such arrangements occurred on a large scale. Instead, like the Danes (and other Norse) who came afterwards, the mass immigration by Angles and Saxons was mostly motivated by the need to find fertile lands to settle and farm, so would've happened anyway.
Kody Young
Kody Young 5 ай бұрын
The last kingdom was a great depiction of this time period
Elvis Ourfali
Elvis Ourfali Жыл бұрын
After watching vikings and being interested in what happened there and how it was formed… I needed this information.. this is an amazing channel
Outlaw
Outlaw 10 ай бұрын
Vikings much better lol for entertainment anyway maybe not the history side of it but any how there both wrong in many ways.
Elvis Ourfali
Elvis Ourfali Жыл бұрын
@Charlie Derrick Already did :)
Schuyler Summers
Schuyler Summers Жыл бұрын
Also give the British History Podcast a try. It's really in depth and gives you much more context and more information about he ambiguity of what we actually know happened
Jai Ganticpooey
Jai Ganticpooey Жыл бұрын
@username1nmillion Australian flag?
Jai Ganticpooey
Jai Ganticpooey Жыл бұрын
That show depicted the English as useless. Historical TV series are always biased garbage, like that Barbarians show always showing the Romans as bad guys.
mintcoco
mintcoco Ай бұрын
So basically out of all of the Aethels, Aethelstan wasn't only the King of the England but also the first ever stan of Aethel what an icon
Jules Forsyth
Jules Forsyth 5 ай бұрын
I wish I had an explanation like this when I was at school. I would have understood it far better.
Michael smith
Michael smith 4 ай бұрын
My question has always been where were the “britons” during all this? At some point did they just mix with the anglosaxins and were just considered one big group
NB
NB 4 ай бұрын
England as an identity really consolidated in the middle age in the 100 years war against the French. Same time the French also consolidated their National identity.
sorel456
sorel456 Жыл бұрын
I'm sure this amount of history you covered could be told for hours. I thank you for the 10 min abridgement. do you teach at a University? I would love to subscribe myself to your lectures.
Frits van Zanten
Frits van Zanten 8 ай бұрын
@Ian McGowan plenty of university professors use language like that ;-)
lemorab1
lemorab1 8 ай бұрын
Yes, thank you for being succinct and to the point, transmitting the most valuable information! Most of the time, the long-winded You Tube history videos are exasperating because the narrator is more in love with the sound of his/her own voice than the history they are imparting. Also, I wonder if the author of the book "The Viking," upon which the 1958 Kirk and Tony movie is based, used the actual Northumbrian king Eric Bloodaxe (great name!) as inspiration for Eric the Viking in the book and movie?
justin preston
justin preston 9 ай бұрын
@Ian McGowan it was sarcasm in case you missed it :p
Tom Thomassony
Tom Thomassony 11 ай бұрын
@Ian McGowan engaging with an audience on KZfaq is totally different to an academic lecture.
Ian McGowan
Ian McGowan Жыл бұрын
Very informative, but somehow ("The casualties was disastrously high") I doubt this is a university professor.
Stuart C
Stuart C Ай бұрын
Difficult to work out how the three lions of an Angevin king from hundreds of years later suddenly appear on a supposedly English flag of an Anglo-Saxon dynasty. Doesn't say much for the depth of knowledge of this channel
nunchuck nads
nunchuck nads 5 ай бұрын
Long before the kingdom of Mercia and Northumbria, all of England (excluding Scotland) was a province of the Roman Empire for many centuries . London was created by the Romans.
Atomic Barbarian
Atomic Barbarian 2 ай бұрын
This is my favorite period and region of history. There are thousands of interesting stories here.
castlev1986
castlev1986 2 ай бұрын
love how the vikings just sailed over & took land every time
Thomas Sugg
Thomas Sugg Жыл бұрын
Some facts about Anglo-Saxon culture, it was an elective absolute monarchy which meant even if you were the first born son that did not mean you would be king, as there was a meeting of elders called the Witan meaning the (Meeting of the wise men). Who would meet to elect the next king. Anglo-Saxon culture was all about honour and glory to your lord, If you were an English warrior and swore an oath of loyalty to your lord, you were expected to fight till the death for that lord no matter the cost.
Шон
Шон 12 күн бұрын
@Cak Dwik balls
Jord Carter
Jord Carter 8 ай бұрын
@SENTINAL your an angry little man aren't you !? 😂
Dirck the Dork-Knight
Dirck the Dork-Knight Жыл бұрын
@Anden Möwe No its not
Sue Mackie
Sue Mackie Жыл бұрын
@Rachit Sah I’m on my fifth watch in 4 weeks lol
Andy Elliott
Andy Elliott Жыл бұрын
If you fought to the death then the cost was you got killed I suppose !
Three Six Nine
Three Six Nine 3 ай бұрын
Great video! England's consequent warlike impact on the world may be explained by having been invaded and influenced by so many alpha martial peoples. I love the island of Britain and feel more magic in the land there than anywhere else I've been.
TheClassicalSymphony
TheClassicalSymphony Ай бұрын
@Peter Franklin trouble maker. I've had my say.
Peter Franklin
Peter Franklin Ай бұрын
@TheClassicalSymphony My family and most of my friends and relatives identify as working class and don't behave as you suggest. I think the word for the people who behave as you suggest, is Chavs.
TheClassicalSymphony
TheClassicalSymphony Ай бұрын
@Peter Franklin stop splitting hairs ...you know exactly what I mean.
Peter Franklin
Peter Franklin Ай бұрын
@TheClassicalSymphony Your use of the term 'working class' is rather insulting. ' A small proportion of the working class would be more accurate.
TheClassicalSymphony
TheClassicalSymphony 2 ай бұрын
@Three Six Nine crap....I'm Canadian....been living in England for decades , I know what you and your Greek friends mean: the working class people of England ALWAYS take their holidays in hot countries - these people are the worst of English society, most English people are polite. The best English tourists don't go to these tacky resorts in Greece, Portugal and Spain.
Angela M.
Angela M. 4 ай бұрын
Someone make this a series that was so exciting
Joseph van Wyk
Joseph van Wyk 4 ай бұрын
Wow. This was great, Now this is Game of Thrones. When something is done with professionalism, creativity and care, it travels fast. Imagine this as a series, unlike the Vikings.
JOHNNY BLADE
JOHNNY BLADE Ай бұрын
Never learned any of this in school. Great video, thanks for sharing this...👍
writeract2 La Principessa Anne
writeract2 La Principessa Anne 3 ай бұрын
This was absolutely excellent.
Ersatz Mode
Ersatz Mode 5 ай бұрын
This completely neglects how the rulers came to power, how they were all related, and whom really controlled them.
Sheila English
Sheila English 2 ай бұрын
Really interesting to see how England was shaped - with a lot of warfare apparently! In all of this Wales just sits there quietly on the side - what was happening there?!
James husrt
James husrt 2 ай бұрын
Hello Sheila,how are you doing today it’s nice to meet you here 😊
Stevo Grilla
Stevo Grilla 2 ай бұрын
Not a lot, essentially a principality of England
Milo Eudy
Milo Eudy 3 ай бұрын
I have always wondered how England became England and you did better then anything I could fond
kapil busawah
kapil busawah 9 ай бұрын
I love this video. For the next history lesson, it would be great to have a timer in one of the corners so we can better appreciate the timeline between events
Frazer Spence. Pure Blood.
Frazer Spence. Pure Blood. 2 ай бұрын
Just a point I think worth mentioning. Eric bloodaxe was killed in battle on stainmore pass near where the A66 runs now from scotch corner to Cumbria.
Hi Me
Hi Me 2 ай бұрын
This a great video, I learn alot watching your videos and it has been helpful to me. building a steady income is quite difficult for newbies. Thanks to Mrs Sophia for improving my portfolio, keep up with good videos.
Sheptonsmallet
Sheptonsmallet Ай бұрын
Northern English words, names of towns and villages and structures are a surprising mix of Scandinavian and ango saxon words. Fascinating nation
玩具磚家LBE
玩具磚家LBE Ай бұрын
That’s truly amazing and many historical evolution start since more than a thousands years ago
Ηλίας Ilias
Ηλίας Ilias Жыл бұрын
Basically, English people are a mix of the Anglo-Saxons, native Britons and the Normans of the 1066 invasion. Anglo-Saxons and Normans are considered Germanic people while the Britons are Celtic people. Nevertheless, the history of the formation of England is interesting since it involves all the classic medieval lore, myths and tales. Although I'm Greek, I liked the English myths since childhood. Kings, knights, wizards, dragons, christian traditions like Holy Grail and more. An island with big impact in the world ,although sometimes negative to be honest. The greatest navy of the world of that time.
Noah Tyler Pritchett
Noah Tyler Pritchett Ай бұрын
@virupaksha walla yes
virupaksha walla
virupaksha walla Ай бұрын
@Noah Tyler Pritchett I think the vikings were established in Normandy
virupaksha walla
virupaksha walla Ай бұрын
Think the Norman's were more bloody Vikings. The fookers got everywhere
imdbist
imdbist 2 ай бұрын
Having read most of the comments in this thread I think there is only one thing we could all agree on. None of the current BAME people living in England can be called English. British they may be but English, NEVER.
Rosemerryn McMillan
Rosemerryn McMillan 2 ай бұрын
@D M kzfaq.info/get/bejne/nMiShrmbu728XWg.html
Astradala18
Astradala18 2 ай бұрын
Crazy to think I didn’t realise that Repton a town I live close too, was the burial place of IVAR the boneless!
Banana
Banana 5 ай бұрын
I’ve never gone out of my way to watch history videos, however every time I see one I watch it
505 bondo
505 bondo 5 ай бұрын
And then finally, in 1066, a man from Normandy ventured to England to conquer. And did so. For a thousand years almost, England's has remained conquered by this man, William, as every king or queen since has been his direct descendant. Long love, indeed. Great is the Norman conquerer.
Alfonso Munoz
Alfonso Munoz 2 ай бұрын
I was under the impression Alfred the Great was a uniter of early England.
Michael Polley
Michael Polley 11 ай бұрын
That was an interesting lesson about the formation of my own country about which I previously knew very little. History at school was never this interesting. Thanks for sharing.
matt lloyd-davies
matt lloyd-davies 2 ай бұрын
@conn saunders 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 is that grown up enough for you?
matt lloyd-davies
matt lloyd-davies 2 ай бұрын
@conn saunders so you’ve got no actual reply. Okay then
conn saunders
conn saunders 2 ай бұрын
@matt lloyd-davies Emojis are for the childish - come back when you grow up .
matt lloyd-davies
matt lloyd-davies 2 ай бұрын
@conn saunders well I’m not pressed, I only initiated cos I saw you arguing with literally everyone else😂
conn saunders
conn saunders 2 ай бұрын
@matt lloyd-davies But not enough to post .
Steve Hanson
Steve Hanson 4 ай бұрын
I know very little about history but I recently discovered that I'm directly descended from Brian Boru (941 - 1014) King of Ireland, so this was particularly interesting to me.
Prawda choć boli,to prawda was wyzwoli.
Prawda choć boli,to prawda was wyzwoli. 6 күн бұрын
Really good video, thanks for hard work in making this video 😊😉.
GJMUYE YT
GJMUYE YT 3 күн бұрын
The fact my actual family history happened all in one video is crazy
Andy Farrell
Andy Farrell 2 ай бұрын
Great video Small nit-pick - your Kingdom of Strathclyde should encompass much more land further north. All the way to the River Clyde funnily enough.
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