Who created England?
How was England created? Is it synonymous with liberalism? It is only due to an unprecedented loss of identity and historical memory in recent decades that such questions are even asked.
From the Sack of Lindisfarne in 793 to Æthelstan’s reign as the first King of the English in 927, England (Angleland) was created in response to the pressure on the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms from the Viking invasions of the 9th century. The Vikings conquered all the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms but Wessex and seemed poised for a time to conquer it as well.
There was a time when the Anglo-Saxons were driven all the way back to Athelney which was a fortress in the marshes of Somerset, but from that last redoubt in the far west of England the Anglo-Saxon Reconquista of England against the pagan Danes began. King Alfred defeated the Great Heathen Army at the Battle of Edington in May 878 and within two generations his descendants had conquered the Danelaw. After the Battle of Brunanburh in 937, the unified Anglo-Saxons came to dominate all of Britain for the first time.
The Anglo-Saxon victory over the Danes was short lived. A second Viking Age began in the late 10th century when the Viking raids resumed. King Æthelred the Unready ordered a genocide of the Danes in the St. Brice’s Day Massacre. England was conquered by Sweyn Forkbeard, the King of Denmark, and his son Cnut the Great ruled over the North Sea Empire of England, Denmark and Norway in the early 11th century. After defeating and killing Harald Hardrada, the King of Norway, during yet another invasion of England at Stamford Bridge, England fell under Norman rule after the Battle of Hastings during the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Francophone Normans were themselves the descendants of Vikings who had settled in Normandy.
The upshot of all this is that it was centuries of ethnic and religious conflict with the Vikings that created England and English identity which has existed since that time. The English nation is dissolving under liberalism and the English people are being replaced in their own homeland. The same is true of all Western nations and it is due to the same cause. Fortunately, we have the technology to access all this information at our fingertips. It has never been more widely available. It hasn’t been lost so much as neglected and suppressed and the younger generations have been steered away from it by liberals who control the education system.
Can we create a more interesting historical narrative for young people than the woke garbage being taught in the public schools?
Note: We might need a strong hand like Æthelstan Half-King to one day rule over New England. It wouldn’t be unprecedented. 🙂