Early Saxons
c.420-885 AD

This list covers the Anglo-Saxons from the raids and settlement of the early fifth century until the treaty of Alfred and Guthrum following Alfred’s capture of London and subsequent reorganisation of the kingdom, army and navy. The list might equally well be employed to represent continental Saxons, Jutes or Frisians prior to their conquest by the Franks.

From the early fifth century Britain was invaded and settled by Germanic tribes all of which came to be known as ‘Saxons’ to the native Britons. The Saxons were the most important of a number of related invading tribes that included Jutes, Angles, Frisians, and probably Franks not to mention smaller and less powerful groups whose identities have been lost to history. All of these are considered as Saxons and can be represented by this list.