283. Who Were the Anglo-Saxons? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Thinking in English

Feb 12 2024 • 25 mins

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From the Roman Empire and Saxon tribes migrating from mainland Europe, to kingdoms, Viking raids, and a king shot in the eye with an arrow, this is the story of the Anglo-Saxons.

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  • Anglo-Saxon (noun): A member of the Germanic tribes that settled in England from the 5th century AD
  • Invade (verb): To enter a place with the intention of taking control, often by force.
  • Monasteries (noun): Religious communities where monks live.
  • Descendants (noun): People who are the children, or later generations of a particular ancestor or group.
  • Settlement (noun): The act or process of establishing a community or group of people in a new location.
  • Raid (noun/verb): A sudden and swift attack, often carried out for the purpose of seizing goods or causing damage.
  • Tribe (noun): A social group consisting of families or communities sharing common ancestry, language, and customs.
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