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Who were the Anglo-Saxons?


The Anglo-Saxons began to invade Britain in 410AD. They were made up of three tribes who came to England from across the North Sea : the Angles, Saxons and Jutes. For a long time, England wasn't really one country – Anglo-Saxon kings ruled lots of little kingdoms across the land.


1. Watch the video clip and then scroll down to Hild's Village.

2. Click on the picture of Hild's Village to find out what life was like in an Anglo Saxon village.

3. Open the power point and read about the Anglo Saxons.

4. Answer the questions using what you have learned.



  1. Who left Britain in 410AD?
  2. Why were the Scots and the Anglo-Saxons able to invade England so easily?
  3. How long did the Anglo-Saxons stay in Britain?
  4. Where did the Anglo-Saxons come from?
  5. Name three things the Anglo-Saxons did while they were in Britain?