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Anglo-Saxon Women

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BC: By:JaSmInE GrAnT


1: AnGlo SaXoN WoMeN JAsMiNe GrAnT 2nD PeRioD EnGlisH MrS. SuMnEr

3: Welcome to the world of Anglo-Saxon women! First off all, what did the word wife or woman mean? -The word wif'(as pronounced by the anglo-saxons), wife, or woman might be connected with weaving, which implies that cloth-making was associated with women. Women were primarily cloth-makers and embroiderers.

4: What did Marriage and social status mean to Anglo-Saxon women? -Marriage meant very much to women particularly for their status and economic security. People wed within their class and the marriage was usually arranged. -Women were considered as objects that could be manipulated in any way by men.

6: What did pregnancy mean to Anglo-Saxon women? Pregnancy was something that was very dangerous for Anglo-Saxon women. They ran a high risk for having a miscarriage because of a lack of iron in their bodies. A pregnant woman was to be fully warned about eating anything that was too salty or too sweet and against drinking very strong alcohol. They were also warned against pork and fatty foods, getting drunk, traveling and riding on horseback too much unless the child was born too early.

11: What did Anglo-Saxon women wear? Anglo-Saxon women wore long under-dresses that were probably made of linen. On top of this they wore over-dresses made of wool and held together by pairs of brooches at the shoulder. They wore belts at the waist from which hung their knife and pouch. Women wore jewelry, especially if they were wealthy or important. Like the men, they also wore leather shoes.

12: Finally, what could an Anglo-Saxon woman own? -An Anglo-Saxon woman could own property in her own right.Any personal goods that she brought into the marriage remained her property. If she were injured or abused in her marriage her relatives were expected to look after her interests.

14: So, life for women today is somewhat similar and somewhat different from Anglo-Saxon women. Women today definitely have more freedom and say in things then back then. But we should never forget how far we have come as women from Anglo-Saxons to today :)

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