Thursday 30 May 2013

The Anglo-Saxons, Celts and Vikings - Part Eight

When Northern Europeans
Had come for their new starts,
They'd spread themselves about a bit,
And lived in many parts.

Wessex and East Anglia,
Northumbria as well,
Plus Mercia (the Midlands),
Are where they chose to dwell.

These and other kingdoms
Were separate...distinct,
And not till the tenth century,
Were seven parts all linked.

A unified new nation thus
Into existence came,
And the Angle tribe from Europe,
To England lent its name.

For eighty years or so post Alf,
The Danes were kept at bay,
But the peace, it was uneasy,
For they hadn't gone away...

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