Anglo-Saxon history traditionally starts with Hengest and Horsa and their three ships invading Britain in the mid-fifth century, and ends with King Harold falling with an arrow in his eye in 1066. Originally Germanic, the Anglo-Saxons invaded and settled the southeast part of Britain, bringing their culture and language with them. The great poem Beowulf, distinctive Celtic art, and such heroic figures as King Alfred the Great were all Anglo-Saxon.
For more information on Anglo-Saxon history, see
"England c. 450-1066 in a Nutshell"
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