>>578912 Nobody claims it's a myth that the period between the fall of Rome and Charlemagne can be called a dark age in Western Europe. The trouble is when most people hear or use the term "Dark Ages", they mean the entire Middle Ages.
>>578942 That doesn't quite correlate. The Angles and the Saxons basically imposed their culture upon the Britons, exiling those who wouldn't get with the program. We have definite evidence of apartheid style social structures which, among other things, led to a syncretic germano-celtic culture in Northumbria. Similarly, the Franks and the Burgundians both found themselves hundreds of miles from their traditional homes.
The Vandals founded a kingdom in North Africa and the Visigoths and Ostrogoths, the descendants of Geats who left the Scandinavian penninsula, found themselves in Hispania and Italia respectively.
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