A Germanic people, who together with the Angles and the Saxons, formed part of the wave of invaders of Britain in the fifth century. According to Bede the Jutes settled in Kent, the Isle of Wight, and in parts of Hampshire. Although their origin is unclear early brooches and pottery in Kent have affinities with Jutland and Frisia, whilst early Kentish laws and agricultural organization suggest strong links with the Franks.
Related term(s): Angles
Category: Dynasties and Groups
Contributor(s): Alan Chanter
Source information: Kenyon, J.P. The Wordsworth Dictionary of British History. Wordsworth Editions, 1998.