The anglo saxon settlement of britain describes the process which changed the language and culture of most of what became england from romano british to germanic the germanic speakers in britain themselves of diverse origins eventually developed a common cultural identity as anglo saxonsthis process occurred from the mid fifth to early seventh centuries following the end of roman rule in . Anglo saxon england was early medieval england existing from the 5th to the 11th centuries from the end of roman britain until the norman conquest in 1066 it consisted of various anglo saxon kingdoms until 927 when it was united as the kingdom of england by king aethelstan r 927 939. But before we follow the story of the conquest we may consider the character of the invading hordes the group of tribes known by the three names saxons angles and jutes all belonged to the teutonic stock the jutes perhaps being nearer akin to the gothic and scandinavian branch than to the german. First were the neolithic britons who built stonehenge and other such neolithic structures roughly 6 4000 years ago indo europeans began moving into europe and one group of them the celts moved into britain you can see variations of celt a. The end of roman britain assessing the anglo saxon invasions of the fifth century archaeological evidence indicates that there were germanic troops in what became england well before the fifth century 23 presence of british landowners in wessex over one hundred years after the beginning of the saxon conquest 87
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