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The Anglo-Saxons: Fighters, Farmers and Settlers

The Anglo-Saxons were not called Anglo-Saxons when they first arrived in Britain by force in 449 AD. These skilled warriors were farmers from foreign lands, much like the Vikings were 340 years later. Some were already living in Britain, during...

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Alfred the Great – King of Saxon England

Alfred the Great is the only English king to be given the glorified nickname “the Great”, and indeed he deserved it. In 871, Alfred the Great ruled over the kingdom of Wessex, which was...