Anglo-Saxon Settlement of Britain
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain was the migration of Germanic peoples from continental Europe to Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages, specifically the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons in Britain after the demise of Roman rule in the 5th century. The stimulus, progression and impact of the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain is subject to considerable disagreement, prompted by varying accounts and evidences. However, the common division of the migrants into Angles, Saxons and Jutes peoples from Angeln, Old Saxony and Jutland is derived from the Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum, an 8th-century Latin text written by Bede about Christianity in the Kingdom of England. Additional historical and archaeological research in the early-20th century suggested that a wider range of Germanic peoples from the coasts of Frisia, Lower Saxony, and Sweden may also have moved to Britain in this era. The Anglo-Saxons supplanted Celtic culture and society in much of southern and central Britain, and contributed to the creation of Anglo-Saxon England and the use of the Old English language.
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