The Angles and Saxons were the Germanic-speaking tribes that invaded Britain after the collapse of the Roman Empire. They were non-Celtic people who inhabited Britain from perhaps as early as the mid-5th century. Since their cultures and societies quickly merged together, they are known as the Anglo-Saxons. They are considered ancestral to the contemporary English, so in a sense they can be thought as still living in Britain.
The Anglo-Saxon language is commonly known as Old English and was the origin of the names of Wessex, Essex, Sussex and East Anglia (think West Saxon, East Saxon, South Saxon).
- If you lived in England after the Norman conquest you were probably marginalised.