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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♦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 Yıl önce
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 😂
VarleyET
VarleyET
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
emkay dee
emkay dee
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!
Daz Ediss
Daz Ediss
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.
Elvenkind
Elvenkind
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.
James Harrison-king
James Harrison-king
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.
Szymon Matusiak
Szymon Matusiak
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!
TheArbiter
TheArbiter Yıl önce
As a Brit, this is already way more than I learned in History class
Jinn KunTV
Jinn KunTV
Loved the middle age English history! Wish I could visit england someday and see historic places, figures and such! Greetings from Philippines!
Essel
Essel
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.
lorry geewhizzbang
lorry geewhizzbang
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.
David Van Dyken
David Van Dyken
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.
Adam Palmer
Adam Palmer
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!🤟🤯💯
Everything 102
Everything 102 Yıl önce
Imagine having such a badass name as Eric Bloodaxe.
kapil busawah
kapil busawah
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
T T
T T
Thanks for the enjoyable video.
Aleq Robinson
Aleq Robinson
Very interesting video. The Norse/British Isles period, will always be one of my fav historical periods.
oopsibrokethecow
oopsibrokethecow
I find the history of England utterly fascinating, and I feel like it's so overlooked. It had such an influence on SO many other parts of the world forming and it is hardly known about. It is also intriguing how much influence women had in formation of the UK in general, especially during centuries when women just didn't have any power to do so.
Ash B
Ash B
For anyone interested The Vikings and The Last Kingdom are two great TV shows that deal with this portion of history.
Varsity Chap
Varsity Chap Yıl önce
Looking at such a long period of time, it might be useful to put a year counter in one corner alongside the animations.
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