Archaeologists have ascertained that the second phase of the building of Stonehenge was done by Frisian Tribes, something that has been quietly pushed aside by the Establishment. This is a very early stage, some 4,000 years ago, and to some extent it gives credence to some of the accounts of the Frisians in the Oera Linda Book. It would appear, at least to F.S. Scene (FSA Scotland) that our own English History may well be inaccurate, something we know of course. But his lecture on the 'Frisians' tells us far more about our past than the history that has come down to us from Bede, Gildas and Nennius - whom he uses for his ideas.
According to Bede in his Ecclesiastical History of the English (731 CE) the Angles, Saxons and Jutes arrived here in England in 449CE, the Jutes being under the twin chieftains Hengest and Horsa. This was written, as we can see, some 282 years after these events took place, and he seems to have got some information from Gildas who wrote some 150 years before this time. But Gildas mentions neither Hengest and Horsa nor Vortigern. In fact the year 449 seems to have been a mistake due to this being based upon the second visit of St. Germanicus in that year, whereas it is more likely that this was around the time of his first visit in 429CE. This does seem more feasible in view of the plaque in Mold, North Wales, that records a battle between the Picts and Saxons against the Britons in 440CE. There do seem hints that it was the Saxons, Picts and Scots who were allied against the Britons and that by the year 449CE the Britons were at least partly subdued.
- Nennius - In 428CE Guortigern began his reign, 4 years later (432CE) the Saxons came to Britain.
- Another account gives Saxons coming to Britain in 392CE - the Welsh 'Red Book of Hergest'.
- The earliest date in Nennius is 374CE when the Saxons are said to have been here.