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Saxons
Tribes from NW Germany
Angles
Tribes from S Denmark
Mercia
Anglian area near the March ( 'frontier' with Wales)
Kent
Kingdom known as Cantium in Roman times
Sussex
South Saxon kingdom
Hengest
co-ruler with Horsa in Sussex (first Saxon rulers in England)
Bretwalde
Title of chief king
Aelle
First Bretwalde
pottage and bread
typical meal
ale
usual Saxon beverage
women
rarely sat at a feast table
Gregory the Great
Pope 590 to 604 - sent missionaries to convert the British
Ethelbert
First Christian king in England
Augustine
Ethelbert was converted by this missionary
Canterbury
Ethelbert allowed christians to preach from this town in Kent