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Germans and Scandinavians who invaded Britain in the late Roman period, and became Christian through the efforts of Celtic missionaries like St. Aidan in the North and Roman missionaries like St. Austin in the South. The Greek St. Theodore of Tarsus organised and regularised Anglo-Saxon ecclesial life in the VII Century. The resulting English Orthodox Church ceased to exist in 1066, when William the Conqueror's Normans imposed the new continental theology which eventually became Roman Catholicism. Many Anglo-Saxons wealthy enough to escape ended up in Constantinople or Kiev.

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