The object of the races who broke up the Roman empire was not to settle in a desert, but to live at ease as an aristocracy of soldiers, deriving rent from a peaceful population of tenants. The Early and Middle Ages of England - Page 61by Charles Henry Pearson - 1861 - 472 pagesFull view
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Henry Jones Ford - 1924 - 336 pages
...Wales and Brittany by the Saxons has absolutely no foundation in history." He said: " The object of the races who broke up the Roman empire was not to...cases have taken wives from the women of the country." Pearson surveyed the characteristics of AngloSaxon polity with calm, scientific scrutiny, and his method...