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The British Empire: 1603 AD to 1997 AD

  • Sangaralingam Ramesh
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Abstract

The Europe of the 1st millennium AD could be segmented into three geographical regions. The segment around the Mediterranean was cultured and civilised with professional armies, literature, banking, taxation, architecture, and philosophy. This region and some areas around the Rhine and the Danube were under Roman rule. On the other hand, the peoples who were settled in northern and central Europe were relatively late comers to history and were known as the Germani. The Germani represented many tribes, some much smaller than others, with distinct cultural and linguistic similarities. The Saxons were a small but significant part of this tribal grouping.

Keywords

British Empire Europe Saxons Germani Roman rule 

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  • Sangaralingam Ramesh
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  1. 1.Department for Continuing EducationUniversity of Oxford, Rewley HouseOxfordUK

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