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England in the 9th century was divided into many major and minor
kingdoms, such as King Alfred's Wessex.
During the 9th century there were many raids and wars between
kingdoms as well as constant feuding with pagan Danes [more
commonly known as Vikings].
The common language was Old English [Also known as Anglo-Saxon]
which has, between the 12-14th centuries, died out.
Before they became Christians, the Anglo-Saxons believed in a form of
Germanic paganism close to the Old Norse religion. Christianity
replaced this old belief during the 7th and 8th centuries
Anglo-Saxon literature included epic poems [like Beowulf], sermons,
translations of the Bible, legal works, chronicles, riddles and others.…read more
In AD 600, a Germanic people from northern
Germany and Scandinavia settled in Britain.
These peoples were made up of Angles, Saxons
The term `Anglo-Saxon', came from the two more
dominant Germanic races the Angles and the
At first, England was divided into numerous small
kingdoms, the main kingdoms consisting of:
Essex These kingdoms were formed
because the settlers were essentially
Sussex tribal groups that were led by
East Anglia warrior-aristocrats under one
Lindsey chieftain or king. So through tribal
agreement after conquering
Bernicia England these kings divided the
Deira land because of the different tribes
Mercia amongst the Angles, Saxons, and