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Their gods and goddesses and their pagan roots.
The term ‘Anglo-Saxon’ is a modern historian category to describe the Germanic settlers of Britain, from the mid 5th century, to their creation of the modern English nation, to the Norman conquest of 1066AD. The Germanic tribes, including Jutes, Angles, Saxons, Frisians, Franks of North Gaul, pre-Viking Geats, the Dutch lowlanders and many other Germanic-speaking clans.
All who came to Britain from what is today Denmark, pre-Viking Scandinavia, Holland, North Germany &, Northern Gaul, the Anglo-Saxons were the dominant force because of their literacy in both Latin and their mother-tongue, however, it was the Angles who gave their name to the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms, because of the generally accepted expression of ‘English-Kin’, that all the Germanic settlers favoured.
Reference used : http://www.english-heritage. co.uk. – Susannah Swafflington.