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18 Facts About Saxons
Label "Saxons" became attached to German settlers who settled during the 12th century in southeastern Transylvania.
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Zosimus mentions a specific tribe of Saxons, called the Kouadoi, which have been interpreted as a misunderstanding for the Chauci, or Chamavi.
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Some Saxons already lived along the Saxon shore of Gaul as Roman foederati.
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In 589, the Saxons wore their hair in the Breton fashion at the orders of Fredegund and fought with them as allies against Guntram.
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Gildas described how the Saxons were later slaughtered at the battle of Mons Badonicus 44 years before he wrote his history, and their conquest of Britain halted.
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Saxons said this resulted in a swift overrunning of the entirety of South-Eastern Britain, and the foundation of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.
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Saxons long resisted becoming Christians and being incorporated into the orbit of the Frankish kingdom.
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The West Saxons begin to emerge from obscurity only with their conversion to Christianity and keeping written records.
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The East Saxons were more pagan than the southern or western Saxons; their territory had a superabundance of pagan sites.
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Continental Saxons were evangelised largely by English missionaries in the late seventh and early eighth centuries.
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Saxons celebrated the Frankish monarch as on par with the Roman emperors and as the bringer of Christian salvation to people.
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