By Geoffrey Hindley
Beginning advert four hundred (around the time in their invasion of britain) and operating via to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historian Geoffrey Hindley indicates the Anglo-Saxons as formative within the historical past not just of britain but in addition of Europe. The society encouraged by way of the warrior global of the outdated English poem "Beowulf" observed England develop into the world's first state kingdom and Europe's first kingdom to behavior affairs in its personal language, and Bede and Boniface of Wessex identify the courting conference we nonetheless use this present day. together with all of the most up-to-date learn, it is a attention-grabbing evaluation of an essential old interval.
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57 Pacaud–O. D. Skelton, 2 April 1929, LAC RG 25, series A-2, vol. 792, reel T-1802–3, file 447. 58 Perley–King, 4 May 1920, LAC RG 25, series A-2, vol. 294, file P-9–92. 59 “Memorandum Prepared by Mr. d. , 3, 4, 7–8, LAC RG 25, series A-2, vol. 792, reel T-1802–3, file 447. 60 Skelton–Pacaud, 11 Aug. 1928, LAC RG 25, series A-2, vol. 792, reel T-1802–3, file 447. 61 Gerahty–Pacaud, 11 Oct. 1928. 55 56 The Dominions and Britain in the 1920s 33 The Canadian Department of Immigration also maintained some of its autonomy after 1925, inspecting points of immigration in Europe and the United Kingdom and sending appeals to its director of emigration.
290, file P-9/59. 30 “Canada’s New Headquarters,” Times Trade Supplement, 26 June 1925, LAC RG 25, series A-2, vol. 792, reel T-1802, file 439; R. C. Wright [chief architect, Canadian Department of Public Works]–Larkin, 23 May 1925, LAC RG 25, series A-2, vol. 290, file P-9/59. 25 The Dominions and Britain in the 1920s 27 the name. ”31 The building’s opening ceremonies drew some criticism at home. Some Canadians were offended that the high commissioner continued to have a lower diplomatic rank than representatives from non-imperial countries.
Gray’s message in particular demonstrated the imperial character of English Canadian identity in the 1920s. 28 The Canada House building was constructed originally for the Union Club on the design of architect Sir Robert Smirke in 1824 and later redesigned for Canada by architect Septimus Warwick. The west end of the building was occupied by the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and the White Star Company before the Canadian government took out a forty-year lease in 1923 for £223,000. 29 A new wing was added to the back of the building, four Ionic columns were constructed, and the Trafalgar Square elevation was refaced to match the adjacent Royal College of Physicians.
A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons by Geoffrey Hindley