Journey through Medieval Times

After the final departure of the Romans (about the 420AD), England was the scene of repeated wars for something like 600 years. Sometimes these wars were invasions within the British Isles and other times from other countries.

First came the Gaels and Picts, from within the British Isles. The Britons called to their aid the Saxons to help defend themselves against this invasion. After driving out many of their opponents the Saxons in Lancashire and Yorkshire then turned against the natives and established their own Saxon Kingdoms in the area.

Next followed repeated wars between the Anglo-Saxons and the Danes, and finally, in 1066 the Normans from the North of France triumphed in the Battle of Hastings and started their reign over the country.

For more about the many people who have invaded the British Isles, go to:

Romans

Gaels

Picts

Britons

Saxons

Anglo Saxons

Danes

Normans

Battle of Hastings