The Anglo-Saxons - the Germanic forefathers of the present English nation - emigrated from the country between the Rhine and the Elbe at various times during the fifth and sixth centuries; at least, towards the end of the latter century the Anglo-Saxons or English were masters of the land, and from that time dates the development of their dialects, which together form what is now usually called Old English.


Foreign Trade Sixth Century Dutch Republic Earliest Time German Tribe 
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