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This article details the invasion and subsequent settlement of England by Germanic peoples, amongst them Jutes, Angles, Frisians and Saxons. This is sometimes collectively known as the Saxon conquest, although this is something of a misnomer.

Four of the Anglo-Saxon gods[?] have given English the names of the days of the week

The Romans had largely abandoned Britain by the second decade of the 5th century AD. Either because of the need to replace this significant military power, or because of its absence, the Anglo-Saxons came to settle on the east coast of England. In either case, it was part of the widespread movement of peoples on the mainland of Europe.


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