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see Anglo-SaxonsAnglo-Saxons,
name given to the Germanic-speaking peoples who settled in England after the decline of Roman rule there. They were first invited by the Celtic King Vortigern, who needed help fighting the Picts and Scots. The Angles (Lat.
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an ancient Germanic tribe, mentioned by Tacitus and Ptolemy. In the fourth and early fifth centuries the Angles lived in the south of the Jutland Peninsula. In the fifth and sixth centuries they took part in the Anglo-Saxon conquest of Britain, where they formed the kingdoms of Mer-cia, East Anglia, and Northumbria. Part of the country they conquered was later called England, after the name of the Angles. The Angles constituted one of the elements of the Anglo-Saxon ethnic group that was formed in the seventh to tenth centuries. It is believed that the Angles who remained on the continent merged with the Danes.

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(74) Foks, Kolonial'naia politika Anglii, 17, 38-41; Foks, Angliiskaia kolonial'naia politika (populiarnyi ocherk), 34-37.
Supernat, Organy administracji lokalnej w Anglii ..., p.
1960 "Retoryka i studia retoryczne w sredniowiecznej Anglii" [Rhetoric and rhetorical studies in medieval England], Pamietniki Literackie 51/53: 11-67.
2003 "Wcielenia Meluzyny w literaturze sredniowiecznej Anglii" [The images of Melusine in medieval English literature], in: Teresa Michatowska (ed.), 88-100.
2004 "Literatura gredniowiecznej Anglii" [Medieval English literature], in: Tadeusz Skoczek (ed.), 395-452.
A gifted editor, Professor Maczak produced Geneza nowozytnej Anglii (1968: The Making of Modern England), a selection of important articles on English civil war written by British and American historians.
Savin continued the tradition, almost 20 years later, for example in "Sotsial'naia istoriia Anglii XV i XVI veka v novoi istoriografii," ZhMNP (January 1901): 318-44.
Vinogradov, "Issledovaniia po sotsial'noi istorii Anglii v srednie veka," published in ZhMNP in 1886-87 and then as a separate work (St.
(30) Vinogradov, "Sotsial'naia istoriia Anglii XV i XVI veka v novoi istoriografii," ZhMNP (October 1885): 324.
1976 Panorama sredniowiecznej Anglii. (Medieval panorama.