I have recently been compiling an essay on the early Germanic incomers for
my degree course. The basis being what differences if any exist between the
native population and the Germanics. Of course the evidence would suggest
none however I did note that in the mid 7th century the Saxons started to
move from the land they were farming which was shall we say not the best
ground onto the more productive soils.
This got me to thinking and arguing with myself why was this. If as the
Germanic people were marauding savages as Gildas would have us believe did
they not just over run the better lands? Could this land movement coincide
with the final Romano British Bloodlines having either died off or
intermarried? How many Anglo Saxon structures/sites have been discovered on
or close to Villas which can be shown to extend beyond the end of the Roman
period I.E.AD410. Finally is there any works that look at this in greater
detail rather than the books I have looked at that just mention it in
passing so to speak.
My apologies for such a heavy question on a Saturday