In 410 AD the Roman Governor of Britain asked Rome to send the Roman Army to help fight these Angles and Saxons. The Roman Emperor said “No”, so now Britain was not protected. The Angles and the Saxons saw this and stopped going home after their attacks. Anglo-Saxon people started to live in Britain.
They spoke Anglish and called the country they now lived in Angland. These words would become the English and England we use today. Some of theRoman people went back to Rome, but some of them stayed and learned the new way of doing things.
We all speak Anglish!
466AD- In Britain the Romans were being attacked by groups of people from Germany called the Angles and the Saxons. These groups would sail over from Germany in ships, attack big Roman houses and steal valuables and people. Then they would sail back to Germany.
After about 400 years, another group of people started to attack England. This was the Vikings from Denmark and Norway. The Vikings also attacked Anglo-Saxons houses, stealing valuables and people, then going home. Soon though, the Vikings began to stop going home and started living in England.
That was the last bit of my money!
England would not be together as one country again until King Canute became king in the year 1016 AD. King Canute was king of England, Norway and Denmark and was very powerful. He was a Viking but wanted to be friends with the Angles and the Saxons, so he made a set of laws telling people how to get along.
When King Canute died, his sons Harold Harefoot and Harthacanutebecame king. Then when they died Edward the Confessor became king. This iswhere our story ends for now.