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Evidence of the Jutes

“These warriors also received from the Britons grants of land where they could settle among them on condition that they maintained the peace and security of the island against all enemies in return for regular pay. These new-comers were from the three most formidable races of Germany, the Saxons, Angles and Jutes. From the Jutes are descended the people of Kent and the Isle of Wight and those in the province of the West Saxons opposite the Isle of Wight who are called Jutes to this day.” - Venerable Bede (translated by Leo Sherley-Price)

The Venerable Bede
Comments made by Bede lead us to believe the Jutes settled in Kent.
© The Venerable Bede by Peter Murphy, courtesy of Bede's World, Jarrow
In this famous passage from the first book of The History of the English Church and People written by the Venerable Bede, an 8th Century Northumbrian monk and the first English historian, Jutes are mentioned among the immigrants to Britain in the 5th Century AD. According to Bede, the Jutes came from Jutland, the western peninsula of Denmark, in the 5th Century AD. Who were they, and why did Bede consider them an important part of English history?

Words: Charlotte Behr

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