History of England and German Influence

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England is the Name for Land of the Angles.

The name “England” is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means “land of the Angles”. The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that took over Britain in the year 585 and killed all the remaining Male Britons. Those that didn’t die, escaped to Cornwall, Wales and Scotland.


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So, the new “England” people mainly descended from the German tribes.

  • Year 585: England is divided into 7 separate Kingdoms all ruled by separate Germanic Kings. Some 200,000 Angles, Saxons and Jutes (from Jutland) are now living in England and the majority of British males have been killed or have fled to Wales, Scotland or Cornwall. The new Germanic tribes spend much of their time fighting between themselves.  History of England
  • Jutes: the Jutes were one of the three most powerful Germanic peoples of their time
  • Angles: North Sea Germanic people, from the eponymous area
  • Saxons: Confederation of Germanic tribes on the North German Plain
  • Anglo/Saxon: Descendents from the Germanic tribes that invaded and took over the country

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