What was the unflattering description of the Saxons in England prior to the Norman Conquest of 1066, made by 19th Century British Historian Thomas Carlyle?

Answer: He said that the Saxons were ‘a gluttonous race … lumbering about in pot-bellied equanimity; not dreaming of heroic toil and silence and endurance such as lead to the high places of the Universe and the golden mountaintops where dwelt the spirits of the Dawn’.

Source: A History of the English People by Paul Johnson

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