No further correspondence between the Waterlanders and the Frisian
Mennonites concerning this topic has survived.
Even into the thirteenth century the cult of Henry the Crusader continued to illuminate the complex attitudes underpinning the crusade, since the willingness of the Frisians
to accept Henry's spiritual status suggests that their disinclination to remain in Portugal arose not from any doubts concerning the concept of holy war, but rather from their obedience to papal directions.
Unless the poet had forgotten lines 2498b-2502 by the time he came to compose line 2577a, the point of the first passage must be that the fight in Friesland was the first one in which Beowulf used that sword; and the point of the lines that follow must be that he used it to kill the Frisian
king and win his armour, which he then had to defend by killing Daeghrefn.
Ajax fans on their way back to Amsterdam topple a monument commemorating the Battle of Warns, where in 1345 the Frisians
had defeated the Dutch.
The English and Frisians
studied had almost identical genetic make-up.
Erasmus continues the exercise with a sentence about the Frisians
, who "build low-cost houses, using dung" (Phrysii minimo aedificant, fimo bubulo).
A major tool of this throughout the book is Mitchell's allowing the texts to speak both for themselves and for the period and using thematic links between them for unexpected structural and interpretative effects (thus, for example, he juxtaposes the casualty list including Frisians
for 897 in the Parker MS of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle with the picture of a Frisian
wife waiting for her husband in Maxims I (pp.
The East Frisians
drink as much as seven to eight cups of tea a day -- and that is outside of the Christmas season.
I can speak it but, like a lot of Frisians
, never learned to write it, so I got a spell-check, some grammar books, and a dictionary and started rediscovering the memmetaal, the mother tongue.
Instead, in various parts of the area of land that became Germany, there were Frisians
, Saxons, Thuringians, Angles, Austrians and so on.
Special mention goes to Maarten Hamckema's (Hamconius) verse history of Frisland (the northwestern-most province of the Netherlands), which claimed that the ancient Frisians
sailed to Chile and planted a cross there.
7% of all German households in that region, the Frisians
DE OERPOLDER (The ancient polder) is a book about survival: the testing of the human spirit in the age-old battle of the Frisians
to survive the sea, and not merely to survive but to tame it in order to carve out a good living on land that in many places lies well below sea level.
As a private person, she wrote a newspaper column under the pen name of Frou X, in which she questioned the need for wives to play passive roles and encouraged Frisians
to see their culture as vital, not dead.
Here Durk van der Ploeg raises the question whether fifty years is long enough to erase the almost instinctive animosity between the Dutch (or Frisians
in this case) and the Germans generated by Germany's World War II invasion and occupation.