North Sea Germanic people, from the eponymous area
The Angles were Germanic peoples from Northern Germany and Denmark who invaded Britain from around 410 CE. Their name seems to be connected with Angeln, a modern district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The Angles, together with the Jutes, Saxons and Frisians, were among the tribes who sailed across the North Sea in the 5th century to invade Britain. The various tribes were later called "Anglo-Saxon"..
- English and Welsh are races apart; BBC; 30 June, 2002.