Anglo-Saxon England is the history of England from the 5th to 11th centuries.
Anglo-Saxon Christianity arrived in the 7th century. Viking invasions and Danish settlers started in the 8th century. The gradual unification of England under Wessex hegemony occurred during the 9th and 10th centuries.
Anglo-Saxon England ended with the Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. Anglo-Saxon identity survived beyond the Norman Conquest, and slowly developed into the modern English people.
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- Higham, Nicholas J., and Martin J. Ryan. The Anglo-Saxon world. Yale University Press, 2013. p7-19