Anglo-Saxons and Britain

When Rome's legions abandoned Britannia, the people of Britain experienced a power vacuum. With Rome gone, who would defend the Brits?

Unable to manage their own defense, without help, the Brits invited Angles, Saxons and Jutes into their country to help defend them. These foreigners were paid for their assistance.

When Brits could no longer compensate these people, the foreign raiders and invaders became "settlers." When so much of the southern part of Britannia was occupied by Angles, the area was called Angle-land (from which the country at large—England—later took its name.

This map, online via the BBC, depicts the origination points of Angles, Saxons and Jutes.

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Map image online via the BBC.


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