Saxon Shore

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The Saxon Shore was the early-period term used by the native Britons for that part of eastern Britain particularly vaulnerable to Saxon raids in the 5th Century C.E. It would later be the area which the Saxons settled as part of their conquest of the British Isles.

Today, these Saxon territories are still called by the names of Essex, Middlesex, Sussex, and Wessex counties; literally the East, Middle, South and West Saxon lands.