The Anglo-Saxon settlement in Britain, which began in the 5th century, had a profound and lasting impact on British culture. This period saw the introduction of the English language, Christian beliefs and customs, and many of the laws and traditions that still shape British society today. The Anglo-Saxons brought with them their own system of government and laws, and by the 7th century, England was divided into seven distinct kingdoms. These kingdoms were united under a single ruler in the 10th century, creating a unified nation and laying the foundations for England as we know it today. As a result of the Anglo-Saxon settlement, the culture of Britain has come to be dominated by a rich blend of Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Norman influences.Disclaimer: The summary above might be generated by an AI.