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Angles - Evolution of the name, Early history, Angle influence in Great Britain, St. Gregory

england people

A Germanic people thought to have originated from the S Danish peninsula and neighbouring Schleswig-Holstein. With the Saxons, they formed the bulk of the invaders who, in the two centuries following the Roman withdrawal from Britain (409), conquered and colonized most of what became England. Anglian rulers were apparently dominant by the 8th-c, and the Angles ultimately gave their name to England, its language, and people.

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