The History of Leith

August 6, 2007

Anglo Saxons

The Anglo Saxons originally came to Britain when they were invited to settle in Kent by King Vortigern in return for their help in defending Britain after the Romans left.

The Saxons soon spread Northwards. By 642AD they had captured Din Eidyn (Edinburgh) and Stirling in Scotland.
Lothene (Lothian) remained a mainly Saxon area even after the Vikings settled in the West of Scotland. for more click here

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