"In this slim volume, Susan Oosthuizen thoroughly reconsiders the question of what happened in Britain during the poorly documented fifth and sixth centuries ... The Emergence of the English is a stimulating book that is sure to generate much discussion."
- Leonard Neidorf, Anglia, 138/2 (2020)
"This is a fascinating little book, which challenges all our received assumptions. If the author is correct, then classicists can take comfort in the thought that the Roman heritage is more deeply embedded in our culture than previously supposed. ... This is a book for both general readers and specialists. Anyone with an interest in the late Roman period will enjoy reading it." - Rupert Jackson, Classics for All, July 2020
"At less than 150pp I was expecting a brief polemic, and read on with an increasing degree of astonishment at the breadth of knowledge and the depth of research it contained, marshalling arguments for and against the traditional views of a radically changed social, political and economic post-Roman landscape." - Nigel Hillpaul, excvbitor, April 2019