Old English: Selections from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
449. Her Martianus 7 Ualentinus onfengon rice. 7 rixadon .vii. winter.
Here Martianus & Valentinus seized (the) kingdom. And ruled 7 winters.
7 on þeora dagum gelaðode Wyrtgeorn Angel cin hider.
and in those days invited Vortigern (the) Angle race hither.
7 hi þa comon on þrim ceolum hider to Brytene
and they then came in three ships hither to Britain
on þam stede Heopwines fleot.
to the harbor Ebbsfleet.
Se cyning Wyrtgeorn gef heom land on suðan eastan þissum lande.
The king Vortigern gave them land in the south east of this lande.
wiððan þe hi sceoldon feohton wið Pyhtas.
on condition that they should fight against (the) Picts.
He þa fuhton wið Pyhtas. 7 heofdon sige swa hwer swa heo comon.
They then fought against the Picts. and (they) had victory wheresoever they came.
Hy þa sendon to Angle, heton sendon mara fultum.
With this then (they) sent to the Angles, ordered (them) to send more aid.
7 heton heom secgan Brytwalana nahtscipe.
and (they) ordered them to tell of the Britons worthlessness.
7 þes landes cysta.
and of the land's virtues.
He þa sona sendon hider mare weored þam oðrum to fultume.
They then immediately sent hither more army the others to help.
þa comon þa men of þrim megðum Germanie.
Then came the men from three tribes of Germania.
Of Ald Seaxum. of Anglum. of Iotum.
Of Old Saxons. Of Angles. Of Jutes.
991. Her wæs Gypeswic gehergod.
Here was Ipswich harried.
7 æfter þam swyðe raðe wæs Brihtnoþ ealdorman ofslægan æt Mældune.
& after that very soon was Brythnoth alderman slain at Maldon.
7 on þam geare man gerædde þt man geald ærest gafol Deniscan mannum.
& in that year man agreed that man paid first tribute (to) Danish men.
for þam mycclan brogan þe hi worhtan be þam sæ riman.
for the great terror that they wrought by the sea coast.