"Flood of people" settled England from Germanic lands

The British may have deeper German roots than previously believed. Archeologists and geneticists have recently shown that in post-Roman Britain, a few thousand German warriors may have overthrown the locals and replaced their Celtic languagewith their own.

A genetic study by biologists at University College in London shows that genetic factors found in most Danish and northern German men are also found in a large number of the British. Other studies conducted on Anglo-Saxon skeletons shows that many were recent immigrants from Northern Europe.