Frisians, or Friesians, a Teutonic tribe that settled in what is now the Netherlands during the first century A.D. The tribe was first mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus. In the seventh century the Frisians clashed with the Franks, another Teutonic tribe, and resisted Christianity. They accepted Frankish rule in the eighth century and became Christians. The inhabitants of Friesland, a province of the Netherlands, are still called Frisians. The Frisian language is still spoken in this region. The Frisian Islands are named for the old tribe.
The control of Jerusalem and conflicts between Islam and the Western world may read like topics from today's headlines. But they were also at the heart of the Crusades.
England's first known inhabitants were cave dwellers who hunted and fished and lived under Stone Age conditions until after 2000 B.C.