The Saxons in Britain
Roman legions withdraw from Britain.
Britain endures devastating attacks by the
Picts, Scots and Saxons.
Britain gains independence from Rome.
Britain is ruled by petty tyrants.
Increasing Saxon settlement in Britain.
British strategy seems to have been to allow Saxon
landings and to then contain them, there.
Saxon chieftain, Aelle, lands on Sussex coast.
Over next nine years, Saxon coastal
holdings are gradually expanded in Sussex.
Period of legendary King Arthur's 'twelve battles'
during which he gains reputation for invincibility.
Kingdom of the West Saxons (Wessex) founded
with Cerdic its first ruler.