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Anglo-Saxon Women

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S: Anglo-Saxon

FC: Anglo- Saxon Women By: Macey Eldridge

1: ANGLO-SAXON WOMEN By: Macey Leigh Eldridge Dedicated to Mr. Paul

3: Anglo-Saxon women originated from Germany, Holland and Denmark. Starting out as Angles, Jutes, and Saxons the groups joined together, and became Anglo-Saxon's.

4: WOMENS ROLES IN THE HOUSE The Word wif, wife, refers to women weaving and making linens, table cloths, bed spreads, etc. While men were known for being worriers and hunters, it was the womens job to take care of the needs of the house and men. Male slaves either prepared the food alone, or man and women prepared the food equally to eat. However it was the womens job to prepare and serve the drink. Men were not allowed to serve the drink.

6: marriage When married, the husband had to give a money gift to their wife, or pay their wife in land. The wife then was capable of doing what she pleased with the land and money. Women did not have any say in who they married, Laws for protecting married women included: a wife shall not be held guilty of any criminal activity of her husband. Many marriages were very successful, for there is little evidence of Anglo- Saxon prostitution.

7: CHILDREN Sons and daughters were considered equal. In hopes of a better education, well-born children were brought up away from their homes. Brothers tended to take care of their widowed, or unmarried sisters. Brothers and sisters could also inherit from each other.

8: Womens Clothing Women often wore long clothing which was hand made to protect from the weather. Their hair was long, and they had a gypsy like manor to them in style.

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