Coming of Christianity to Ireland, St Patrick
The Angles, Jutes and Saxons were groups of people living in what is now Denmark and northern Germany. Starting in 440AD, warriors sailed across and landed on the eastern seaboard of Celtic Britain, in ever increasing numbers. They met stiff resistance, but after two centuries of continuous battling the Anglo-Saxons (as they became known) had established control over most of southern Britain.
The Anglo Saxons spoke Germanic languages and were not very good at reading and writing. Instead They used symbols called runes. Whereas the Britains who were pushed westward understood the Roman language of Latin and could read and write.
Early Anglo-Saxon brooches and pendants
British Museum, London 21. Kentish brooches developed from Scandinavian prototypes Early 6th C AD From Dover, Kent 22. pendants from Kentish graves 6th-7th C AD From Dover, Kent 23. Four garnet inlaid, silver -gilt disc brooches of Kentish type 6th-7th C AD Faversham and Wingham, Kent
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The Angles were one of the main Germanic peoples who settled in Great Britain in the post-Roman period. They founded several kingdoms of the Heptarchy in Anglo-Saxon England, and their name is the root of the name England . According to Tacitus, writing before their move to Britain, Angles lived alongside Langobards and Semnones in historical regions of Schleswig and Holstein, which are today part of southern Denmark and northern Germany .