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The ancestor of the English language appeared first
in Albion when
some tribes from Northern Germany, the Angles,
Saxons, and Jutes, began
to harry the shores and invade the island. This
happened in the middle of
the fifth century A.D. The raids were part of a larger
diffuse movement
known to historians as the V6l\erwanderung or folk
migrations. From the
shores of the Black Sea to the coasts of Britain, the
northern boundaries of
the Imperium Romanum were harassed by restless
Germanic peoples: Ostro-
goths, Visigoths, Vandals, Franks, Langobards,
Burgundians, and the so-
called Anglo-Saxons, who sought foothold within^
the provinces. Roman
resistance was weakened for manv reasons, and the
Germanic peoples were
able to establish themselves in the heart of some of
the most fertile sections.
The struggle was at its height called Anglo-Saxons,
who sought foothold within the provinces. ?Roman
resistance was weakened for many reasons, and the
Germanic peoples were able to establish
themselves in the heart of some of the most fertile
sections. The struggle was at its height when the
Angles and Saxons began the invasion of Britain

				
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