The Anglo-Saxons were a Germanic people who inhabited England and Wales from the mid-5th to mid-11th centuries. The Anglo-Saxon culture was formed by the mixture of the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Romano-British, and Celts in Britannia after the Germanic tribes migrated to the British isles, and the culture was a mixture of Germanic, Roman, and Celtic cultures. The Anglo-Saxons had their own administrative structures, having councils called a witenagemot, storytellers called scops, noblemen called thegns, and slaves called thralls. The Anglo-Saxon culture would come to an end with the Norman Conquest of 1066, when William the Conqueror of Normandy would slay the Anglo-Saxon king Harold Godwinson and institute Norman rule over England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.


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