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A Germanic tribe that invaded and settled in eastern England in the fifth century, during and after the time of King Arthur. The Angles gave their name to England (Angle-Land).

William of Malmesbury wrongly calls the war-leaders HengistHorsa, and their kinsmen Angles, when in fact they were Saxons.

“Angle” and “Saxon” are often used interchangeably.

Gesta Regum Anglorum | William of Malmesbury, 1125