The Saxons, along with the Angles, the Jutes, and the Frisians, invaded or migrated to the island of Great Britain (Britannia) around the time of the collapse of Roman authority in the west. Saxons and other tribes first entered Britain en masse as part of a deal to protect the Britons from the incursions of the Picts and Irish. The Historia Brittonum indicates that the British king Vortigern allowed the Germanic warlords Hengist and Horsa to settle their people on the Isle of Thanet in exchange for their service as mercenaries. Hengist manipulated Vortigern into granting more land and allowing for more settlers to come in, paving the way for the Germanic settlement of Britain. A short film that will trace the history of these people will be shown. We will also discuss which American founding fathers and past presidents show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.