Saxon Attacks

Saxon Attacks Legends and Legendary People Visual Arts World History History Disasters

Image of a painting - called Aelle's Saxons invade at Cymensore, by Pat Nicolle - depicts invading Saxons as they land at Cymensore (circa 477). 

The chroniclers tell us what happened after the invaders arrived:

Aelle [a Saxon] came to Britain with his three sons ... in three keels at the place called Cymensore [in southwestern Sussex] and there they slew many Britons and drove some to flight in the wood that is called Andredsley [in the northern part of Sussex].

This image was published in a children’s magazine called Look and Learn during 1978.  The series was called “After the Legions Left.”

Media Credits

Image described above, online via Griffith University's website.


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