Hengist and Horsa

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Hengist and Horsa

Hengist and horsa, founders of the english people or mythical Legend?
Legend states that the Germanic brothers Hengist and Horsa were the leaders of warbands of Saxons, Jutes and Angles who invaded post Roman Britain in the 5th century.
Sources state that they had landed at Ebbsfleet (Eopwinesfleot) on the Isle of Thanet and that they had been employed by the British King, Vortigern, as mercenaries to assist with repulsing the so-called barbarian people who were attacking the former Roman province, especially, the Picts. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states that Hengist and Horsa arrived in 449 AD.

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