Keys to the Past

Glossary

Anglo-Saxon

In the 5th and 6th centuries there was a period of immigration into England from Northern Germany and Southern Scandinavia. These new comers became known as Anglo-Saxons - this word is also used to describe the period from 5th century AD to the 1066, when the Normans invaded. However, although the name Anglo-Saxon is used, much of the population of the country probably had their origin in Roman Britain.

To explore more glossary entries click on a letter.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z 1-9