History of Leith, Edinburgh

November 22, 2007

Anglo-Saxons

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Anglo-Saxon is the collective term usually used to describe the ethnically and linguistically related peoples living in the south and east of the island of Great Britain (modern Great Britain/United Kingdom) from around the early 5th century AD to the Norman conquest of 1066. They spoke closely related Germanic dialects, and they are identified by Bede as the descendants of three powerful Germanic tribes, the Angles and the Saxons from today’s northern Germany, and the Jutes from today’s Denmark. for more click here

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