Drawings of Anglo-Saxons

ANGLO-SAXON DISCOVERY

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THE ANGLO-SAXONS ARRIVE!

When did the Anglo-Saxons arrive?

Drawing of ship

The Anglo-Saxons started to arrive in Britain sometime between AD425-450.

We know this because a monk called Bede wrote in AD731 about the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons. He said that the first Anglo-Saxon settlers arrived in AD449.

Anglo-Saxons objects found by archaeologists also indicate they arrived at about this time.

The Anglo-Saxon period lasted from AD450 to AD1066.

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Archaeologists divide this period into three smaller periods of time:
Early Anglo-Saxon Period - AD450-650 Timeline of Anglo-Saxon period
 
Middle Anglo-Saxon Period - AD650-850
 

Late Anglo-Saxon Period -
AD850-1066

 
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