FC: Anglo-Saxon Weapons and Warfare
1: Weapons and Warfare by: Kenneth Green
2: Anglo-Saxon warfare spans from the 5th Century to the 11th in England.
3: A Common weapon was the spear. It was made with a seven foot long ash shaft and an iron head.
4: The swords blade was about 72 to 80 cm. long and about 7.5 cm. broad at there widest point. There was a grove down the middle to make the sword lighter but not loose its strength.
5: There shields were made of wood with a metal center. They wore chain mail to protect against enemy swords.
6: They made shield walls to protect against the launching of missiles, standing slightly out of range of each other.
7: Then individual warriors would run forward from the ranks to gain velocity for there javelin throw.