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  Black and Asians in Britain
Who lives in Britain?
Early European origins
The slave trade
Arriving from the British Empire
After the war
Different cultures in modern Britain
Music, fashion and dance

 
Vikings Early European origins
Many people in Britain are descended from European tribes, races or countries who invaded the country thousands of years ago.

These include:

  • Saxons
  • Vikings
  • Normans
  • Romans

Even in these early years, though, the armies brought slaves and servants.

In 250AD, for example, Rome sent an army of black soldiers from Africa to stand guard on Hadrian's Wall.

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