The Germanic-speaking descendants of three tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, who came from Denmark, northwestern Germany, and Holland, who settled in what are now England and southern Scotland in the fifth century, displacing the native Celts. Though they had close cultural ties with Scandinavia, they were on the recieving end of the Viking Raids from 793 to 1066, when the Anglo-Saxon government (now mostly under the control of Vikings) was annihilated by the Normans, a powerful group of French-speaking Vikings.
Beowulf is a notable example of Anglo-Saxon verse.
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