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Identifier: britishnatiowest00wron
Title: The British nation a history / by George M. Wrong
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Incorrect, George M
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Publisher: Toronto : Morang Educational Co.

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ept the Franks, in the heretical form known asAriartism although those who remained in the northern residence were stillPagans. In 410 Rome had grown so weak that the Goths took andsacked the Imperial City, to tlie horror of the civilized planet. In455 the Vandals from north Africa repeated the incident, and in 476Teutonic soldiers below Odoacer lastly overthrew the Roman em-peror who ruled in the west. There nevertheless remained a Roman Empirewith its seat in the new Rome—Constantinople—and its rulers stillclaimed sway over the whole Roman globe. Justinian produced thissway actual for a time in Italy, but western Europe never ever once more cameunder the old Roman technique, which fell in 476.] Y/iiEN tlie Britons first seem in written history theyare nevertheless riule, but have something like civilization. Inthe rush of conflict they threw off some of their gar-ments, and it is this almost certainly which gave rise to the mis-taken opinion that they have been naked savages who painted18 THE ROMAN AND THE ENGLISH CONQUESTS 19

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Conjectural British War Chariot. and tattooed their bodies. Tried warriors trembled be-fore the fierce vigour of the Britons iu the field. TheirThe culture of ^^o^ses drew into battle terrible chariots withthe early scythes projecting from the axles of the wheels, n ons. Primitive barbarism had passed away, and visitors to the islandwere shocked atthe large popula-tion, the numerous vil-lages, the herds ofcattle, and the ex-tensive cultivationof grain. In thesouth and west weretin and lead mines,and, there was ap-parently a considerable trade with the Continent. TheBritons made a coarse cloth, and delighted to array themselves in va-ried and flaming col-ours. The guys worelong hair and shavedtheir faces, with theexception of the up-per lip. Hospitality—a frequent virtueof rude peoples—wasgeneral, and musicand athletic exer-cises aided the en-tertainment of theguests. Even though theBritons have been activeand formidable inwar, the uneventfullabours of peace discovered

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