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I read some interesting DNA research recently showing that vikings left little or no DNA traces in the population of present day UK but Saxons on the other hand left a huge imprint.

It amazes me that so many could have moved across to England. It would surely involve massive immigration. They must have had large ships. Was Saxony very much overpopulated to have so many people able to move across the sea?

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    Welcome to History:Stack Exchange. Thank you for your question; please consider revising it to be more in line with our community expectations. Like many other stacks, we expect questions to provide evidence of prior research. That helps us to understand the question, and avoids our repeating work you've already done. Our help center, and other stacks provide additional resources to assist with revisions. – Mark C. Wallace Jul 19 '20 at 22:56
  • I believe the British History Podcast covers this . From memory, we're not sure they did. Records of the period aren't very reliable. I believe that BHP also covers the DNA study, but I don't remember which episode. – Mark C. Wallace Jul 19 '20 at 22:57
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    Not a bad question, but do rephrase it. You'll get lots of downvotes or close votes as it is right now. – Jos Jul 20 '20 at 2:26
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    It might help if you cited the research - very difficult to apply historical analysis to "I read some interesting DNA research ".... was it sciencenordic? – Mark C. Wallace Jul 21 '20 at 11:07
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    @MarkC.Wallace is quite correct; sources and background to this would be very helpful. – gktscrk Jul 22 '20 at 8:56

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