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Invasions of Great Britain

Name the five groups of people who successfully invaded and settled Great Britain.
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First submittedJanuary 24, 2017
Last updatedApril 1, 2017
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When
Invaders
500s BC
Celts
55 BC - 60s AD
Romans
400s - 600s
Germanic Tribes
800s - 1000s
Vikings
1066
Normans
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level ∞
Jan 24, 2017
Despite these invasions, eighty percent of the DNA of most Britons has been passed down from the few thousand hunter gatherers who lived in the region several thousand years ago.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/07/0719_050719_britishgene.html

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level 64
Jan 24, 2017
Fascinating..
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level 69
Jan 25, 2017
Does that mean the 80% of the 0.01 percent, not all humans have in common? Would be shocked, if Britons actually where farther distinct from us than most monkies. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v437/n7055/full/nature04072.html
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level 77
Sep 5, 2019
no that's not how it works. If I got 100% of my DNA from my mom and dad, that doesn't mean that my mom and dad are a different species from other humans.
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level 45
May 25, 2018
Really interesting.
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level 68
Jan 25, 2017
I think Danish or Danes should be accepted for the Vikings.
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level ∞
Jan 25, 2017
Danes would have worked
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level 42
Mar 31, 2017
I kept trying norse
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level 49
Oct 5, 2017
I tried Danish also, but coffee cake was better with my morning beverage.
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level 43
Jan 30, 2017
the dutch..
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level 45
Jan 31, 2017
The Dutch invasion of 1996 for the Euros?
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level 51
Mar 31, 2017
No, 1688. The Glorious Revolution, actually a hostile takeover even if it was at the request of Middle Management. I suppose there was the distinction that unlike the other five, there wasn't a huge amount of Dutch settlement in the country (although there was a little bit).
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level 49
Mar 31, 2017
Usually known as a revolution rather than an invasion
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level 44
Sep 5, 2019
Known as a revolution, but an invasion nonetheless.
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level 62
Mar 31, 2017
Is it good or bad that I got 4/5 using pure guess work?
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level 69
Mar 31, 2017
Should accept Anglo Saxons. Agree re William of Orange - but what about Henry IV, Edward IV, and Henry VII as well? All successful invasions mounted from outside England.
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level 73
Apr 3, 2017
The title says Great Britain though
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level 69
Sep 18, 2017
Yes, sloppy terminology on my part, but the point remains good - they were all successful invasions launched from outside the island of Great Britain.
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level 56
Mar 31, 2017
Why don't you accept Anglo-Saxons? First thing I tried - that is how we refer to that period.
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level 3
Mar 31, 2017
because Anglo is English... they were just Saxons when they invaded
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level 47
Mar 31, 2017
No, the Angles were a Germanic tribe like the Saxons...
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level 56
Oct 5, 2017
Dammit, my history degree on Anglo-Saxon History was completely wrong then. I'll have to write to my old university (plus every other university that covers the subject) then and tell them that GingeAlex says that Anglo-Saxon is wrong and that everything written on the subject over the last few centuries is now wrong.
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level 67
Mar 31, 2017
Second this. This is what they're most commonly referred to, as well.
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level ∞
Apr 1, 2017
Anglo-Saxon will work now, in additional to the previously accepted Angle, Saxon, and Jute.
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level 63
Sep 6, 2019
Jute AKA Legolanders who dotted the English countryside with sharp, small plastic bricks to temporarily immobilize and intensely anger the native populations. It would have been more successful too had the cost of these devilish landmines not been so shockingly expensive and their illustrated instructions somewhat unclear.
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level 69
Mar 31, 2017
Not if you're Welsh. We refer to it as the arrival of the barbarians. We've civilised them a little over the last thousand years or so but there's still work to be done.
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level 51
Mar 31, 2017
Maybe you should accept Norse for vikings, especially if you accept Saxons.
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level 67
Mar 31, 2017
Please accept Norse or Norsemen for vikings.
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level ∞
Apr 1, 2017
Okay
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level 65
Mar 31, 2017
Agree. I tried Norse, then gave up.
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level 36
Mar 31, 2017
Didn't the Visigoths or Francias have lower GB after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire?
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level 56
Oct 5, 2017
No
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level 44
Mar 31, 2017
Forgot the Celts
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level 45
Mar 31, 2017
French should work for Normans.
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level 59
Apr 1, 2017
It shouldn't, since the Normans weren't French.
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level 57
Sep 5, 2019
That depends on how you define "French".
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level 65
Sep 6, 2019
Normans were actually quite fascinating. They kept raiding France as vikings, then the French king gave them some land, hoping they would chill down a bit. Soon after the vikings suddenly assimilated and became these fancy-pants French-speaking Normans.
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level 72
Mar 31, 2017
Can you accept "Europeans" and fill in all 5 in one fell swoop?
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level 22
Mar 31, 2017
5/5 in 14 seconds!!! Happy!
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level 47
Oct 5, 2017
Not too difficult, finished in 15 seconds
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level 49
Oct 5, 2017
I guess for an "invasion," there have to be "boots on the ground" or the German air assault in WWII would count.
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level 60
Oct 5, 2017
The Germans didn't "successfully" settle there.
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level 74
Dec 19, 2018
so... who were there before the Celts?!
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level 68
May 29, 2019
The Beaker Folk I think.
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level 44
Apr 17, 2019
Call it a "glorious revolution" all you want, but the fact of the matter is that the Dutch invaded England with the help of an army and sympathizers in Parliament.
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level 66
Sep 5, 2019
Do you get a point for Boris?
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level 57
Sep 6, 2019
He doesn't fit the criteria unless you define "settled" as "destroyed" or "stirred up trouble in".
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level 44
Sep 5, 2019
Another possible addition is the Scots, who originated in Ireland and invaded starting in late Roman times.
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level 57
Sep 6, 2019
Weren't Vikings kind of Germanic tribes too? ;)
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level 65
Sep 6, 2019
No.
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level 57
Sep 19, 2019
So who were they?