Who discovered Great Britain?

When was England founded and by whom?

The kingdom of England – with roughly the same borders as exist today – originated in the 10th century. It was created when the West Saxon kings extended their power over southern Britain.

Who named the country England?

England is named after the Angles (Old English genitive case, “Engla” – hence, Old English “Engla Land”), the largest of a number of Germanic tribes who settled in England in the 5th and 6th centuries, who are believed to have originated in Angeln, in modern-day northern Germany.

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