Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy
Norman Expansion by 1130. Source:
The Italians are not considered Anglo-Saxons. The Italians speak a Latin language and have a Mediterranean type culture. Their religious background is that of the Roman Catholic Church and they perceive themselves as descended from Romans. On the other hand Northern Italy was conquered by the Lombards who came from Scandinavia. The Lombards before coming to Italy were allied with the Angles who later joined the Saxons and Jutes and others and conquered England from the 450s onwards. In 1066 England was conquered by the Normans from Normandy in France. The Normans also conquered Southern Italy and Sicily. There are several other possible linkages. It may be that both the German and Italian migrations (and those of others) to North America were differentiated from the populations they separated out of.