Origin of Anglo-Saxon
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The most effective weapon Anglo-Saxon elites have used to preserve power in American society has been the rule of law.
According to an account in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, written in the 9th century, that failed Viking raid was hardly a one-off.
When Viking invaders tore through 9th-century Europe, only one Anglo-Saxon leader was able to withstand their ferocious onslaught.Scientists Find Remains of Alfred The Great Or King Edward The Elder|Nico Hines|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
In these words the w has grown out of a g, as may be seen from the Anglo-Saxon forms.
He says that he is almost a pure Anglo-Saxon, you know, and he is as proud of it as if he were an Englishman.L. P. M.|J. Stewart Barney
His pronoun hit antedates English itself, being the Anglo-Saxon neuter of he.Our Southern Highlanders|Horace Kephart
The Anglo-Saxon poets, at their best, are eloquent, and able to carry on for long periods without monotony.Medieval English Literature|William Paton Ker
The Anglo-Saxon infinitive inflection is lost in the present English, except in certain provincial dialects.
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.