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S: Anglo saxon

FC: Anglo-Saxon Life

1: Religion was not a source of spiritual revelation, it was a means of ensuring success in material things.. A few of the main Anglo-Saxon gods were Tiw, Wodin (Odin), Thor, and Friya, whose names are remembered in our days of the week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

2: A lords life. | Society was divided into several social classes, which might vary from place to place. At the top was the king. .The king who did not provide land, slaves, or plunder might wake up dead one fine morning. | Below the king there were two levels of freemen, the upper class thanes and the lower class corals. The division between the two was strictly in terms of land owned. Aside from the ownership of land, a ceorl could actually be a richer man than the thane.

3: Below the thanes and ceorls were the slaves. Slavery was one of the biggest commercial enterprises of Dark Age life, and much depended on this involuntary labor force.

4: You could have the bad luck to be born a slave.People could also become slaves if they were unable to pay a fine. In some cases a family would sell a child into slavery . | slavery ways in..

5: Slavery was not necessarily a lifetime sentence.If a person became a slave because they were unable to pay a debt, they might be freed when the value of their labor reached the value of the original debt. | Slavery ways out

6: Clothing. | The robes gathered at the waist, hose and soft shoes were worn. Women would wear robes or dresses to their feet. Amulets and stones were worm for luck.

7: Traveling | Traveling was common, the trade routes often off the old Roman roads. Traveling on the old Roman roads could have been risky. They were told to shout and blow horns and make nosies otherwise strangers could be killed.

8: Weapons | In war a common weapon was the spear made with a seven foot long ash shaft and an iron head. It was used to be thrown and jabbed people. | Shields were round made with wood and covered in leather also had an iron boss in the center.

9: Farming | Most of the people lived in the country and they lived by farming. The corals worked co-operatively, sharing the expense of a team of oxen to plow the large common fields in narrow strips that were shared out alternately so that each farmer had an equal share of good and bad land.

11: Ross, David . "Anglo-Saxon Life." Britain Express (2008): n. pang. Web. 8 Oct 2010. | Work Cited

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