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1: Anglo-Saxon Mixbook History Zane Heavner

2: The Anglo-Saxons were settlers from German regions of Ageln and Saxony. They eventually made their way towards Britain after the fall of the Roman empire in 410 AD.

3: Since many of the Romans settling in Britain from the Empire were German, it was no surprise that there was a population increase there of them after the Empire fell.

4: Towards the end of the sixth century, the Anglo-Saxons saw another major influence, which was Christianity which interfered with the previous widespread belief of Paganism.

5: King Offa is now the overlord over most of southern English kingdoms after t the battle at Hereford and the Battle of Eildon. He takes over Mercia and also reintroduces the Silver coin as a currency.

6: Viking attacks left most of the Kingdoms taken over or destroyed from around 871 through 879. King Alfred the Great was the only King left.

7: Several of the battles between the Saxons and Vikings were Battles of Reading, Ashdown, Basing and Meretun against the Heathen Army The Vikings would continue to battle through England, with Alfred the only one able to actually defend his self.

8: Ethelred becomes king after Edward the Martyr is killed. His time as king is known a lot for the serious Viking raids that occurred.

9: To appease the Vikings Ethelred tried to give them money/recognize them. It didn't work, and the Vikings drove him out of the country in 1013. He died later in 1016. Ethelred 's legacy was marked as being the Unready King, or Unrad which meant "No Counsel". His real name meant "noble counse"

10: King Harold is the last of the Saxons, and tries to stop the Norwegian Viking takeover. Harold won the Battle of Stamford Bridge which happened in September 25, 1066 against Tostig and Harald Hardrada of Norway.

11: The Battle of Hastings is said to be the last of the Anglo-Saxons. It occurred in October 14, 1066 when William of Normandy landed to take over the land. William was later named King in December 25, 1066.

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