The court would feature two Italian Americans, a Latina, and an African American—and no white Anglo-Saxon Protestants.
When Viking invaders tore through 9th-century Europe, only one Anglo-Saxon leader was able to withstand their ferocious onslaught.
Americans with funny names like Kagan or Shapira might also feel that Anglo-Saxon heritage shouldn't be a requirement for office.
Romney also showed diplomatic sense when he declined to play the Anglo-Saxon card earlier brandished by one of his aides.
According to an account in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, written in the 9th century, that failed Viking raid was hardly a one-off.
Of a truth the virtue of loyalty has not been the predominant feature of the Anglo-Saxon races.
But rough plenty seems to be sufficient for the Anglo-Saxon.
The m is the m in the Anglo-Saxon words innema, &c.; whilst the -st is the common sign of the superlative.
Pentecost is recorded as a personal name in Anglo-Saxon times.
All this, I say, is worth telling to any intelligent person who believes in the haughty theory of Anglo-Saxon superiority.
Old English Angli Saxones (plural), from Latin Anglo-Saxones, in which Anglo- is an adjective, thus literally "English Saxons," as opposed to those of the Continent (now called "Old Saxons"). Properly in reference to the Saxons of ancient Wessex, Essex, Middlesex, and Sussex.
I am a suthern man, I can not geste 'rum, ram, ruf' by letter. [Chaucer, "Parson's Prologue and Tale"]After the Norman-French invasion of 1066, the peoples of the island were distinguished as English and French, but after a few generations all were English, and Latin-speaking scribes, who knew and cared little about Germanic history, began to use Anglo-Saxones to refer to the pre-1066 inhabitants and their descendants. When interest in Old English writing revived c.1586, the word was extended to the language we now call Old English. It has been used rhetorically for "English" in an ethnological sense from 1832, and revisioned as Angle + Saxon.