Fifth Century Anglo Saxons

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  • The Fifth Century
    • 401-500
    • Difficult to know what was going on due to lack of evidence
    • if the anglo saxon chronicle was reliable you could put a lot of key dates into the fifth century
      • but not always reliable
        • many scholars claim that it is completely unreliable for this period
    • 410 key date as it marked the end of the territory of roman Britain - ended the connection to the roman empire
    • Letter between the roman Britons and the roman empire is regarded as the end of roman Britain
      • 449 was date of another appeal of the british to the roman consult (for the third time) Gildas says that the british wrote asking for help
        • he implies this was for help against the picts and scots
        • When the help from roman didn't come they inviteed the anglo Saxons to come and helpthem as mercenaries
      • Bede puts a date to this letter
        • Nenius gives a different date which is more reliable - late 420's
      • Campbell believed that this letter was actually to the romans asking for help from the anglo Saxons who had been invited earlier but were then raging adn pillaging
    • 490's is when the british won the great victory against the anglo Saxons
      • battle of mount beydon
      • could say this was a turning point
      • up until this point the anglo Saxons were winning and this is when the british begin to succeed
    • St Germanus visited the british church and british places
    • The economy there are no key dates
      • There would be inevitably be some effect to the economy with the invasion
    • From the 2nd Quarter of the fifth century there was a lot of Anglo Saxons on the east coast
    • Gildas a british monk 504-570 AD wrote about how the anglo Saxons had a set back at mouth beydon
    • 450 Hengist and Horsa mythical arrival
    • 449 the angles and the Saxons arrives in the east coast of England


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