Anglo-saxons came to Britain from Denmark, NW Germany and North Holland. They were employed as mercenaries by teh Romans. (410 - Romanized Britain?)

Second half of the 5th century turned against British and invaded.

Anglo-saxons are pagans, therefore lacking a Christian stimulus to their art. 

4 Periods

  1. style and purpose of homeland during invasion
  2. late 7th cent contact with Celtic and Romano British active arts and Christianity with conversion,  exported to continent
  3. Danish Invasion