Anglo-Saxons

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Anglo-Saxons

West Germanic peoples who settled in Britain and dominated from AD 500 until the Norman Conquest.
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She therefore questions suggestions that Laghamon's sympathies show a straightforward switch from British to English, and that his portrayal of the Saxon conquest as divine punishment for sin is to be read as an analogy of the Norman conquest.
Gildas had alleged that no British literature was extant until himself, but here was evidence that learned men had existed to shed light on the extremely murky time between the Roman withdrawal and the Saxon conquests.