To: yarddog; katana
"I am sure the Franks or maybe it was the Gauls had kings back then. We may just no know who they were."
True. The Gauls were organized enough to sack Rome shortly before the beginning of the 5th Century, which was not long before the Saxons left England.
posted on 03/30/2013 7:33:31 PM PDT
(We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
More like chieftains really, but they undoubtedly called themselves "Kings". The Merovingians were the first to rule a Frankish kingdom and that did begin in the late 5th century. But they weren't "Gauls" by that time. The Franks were Germanic and not Celtic. The true Gauls sacked Rome in 390 BC
. Which the Romans never forgot and finally avenged totally under Julius Caesar.
Begs the question, though, about how a supposed Frankish ring made its way to and was buried or lost in the Saxon area that one day became known as Yorkshire (a Danish name). The history of Britain in those times is hard to decipher with various continental peoples invading and overrunning each other. Each successive one changed the language and culture leading eventually into what we can now call "English".
posted on 03/30/2013 8:00:15 PM PDT
(Just my opinions)
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