You thought the Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain in the 5th century? Ha! Turns out they just kind of showed up and made themselves at home. Talk about a friendly invasion!
The Anglo-Saxon period was a time of great cultural and political change in Britain. Germanic peoples, known as the Anglo-Saxons, migrated to England and established a number of independent kingdoms. Over time, their language and culture came to dominate much of the country, laying the foundations for the English nation.