East AngliaEast Anglia
- former Anglo-Saxon kingdom in E England
- corresponding section in modern England, chiefly comprising the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk
A region and Anglo-Saxon kingdom of eastern England. Settled by Angles in the late fifth century AD, it was a powerful kingdom by the late sixth century but became a dependency of Mercia for long periods after 650. The Danes controlled the region from 886 to 917, after which it became an English earldom.