Episode 2, Neil Oliver explores the genetic links in East England. This episode is about the Anglo-Saxons and how they settled in East England. He also discusses how language came down through the ages.
Oliver explores the how widespread the dark age invasion of Britain was. Did they massacre the local people or did they incorporate them into the Anglo-Saxon culture? Oliver explores the history of the invasions and discovers one of the Original Anglo-Saxon invaders. He interviews Martin Brundle, former Formula 1 driver, about his roots. Then he goes into the local population to see if there is a regional look to the people of East Anglia.
He leaves the English shores and explores Friesland and discovers the connection between the Old English Language and the Friesa language. He is armed with a bit of old English and goes into a grocery store to ask for Bread, Butter and Cheese. He is successful on his grocery trip.
At the end of the episode, How Anglo-Saxon the participants are is revealed. Neil Oliver also reveals how Celtic he is.
This is episode especially touched me because my ancestors came from East Friesland. My aunt thought we had English ancestors because the family name could be translated as "English man."
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