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FC: WEAPONS and WARFARE of the ANGLO-SAXON'S
1: In Loving Memory Of All The Haiti Victims
2: The military organizations of the Anglo-Saxons is a notoriously difficult and obscure subject. it is impossible to give firm dates or precise details of developments, mainly because theSaxons did not need to define their military organizations for themselves; it was part of the life of every able bodied man..
4: In the beginning there were simply war bands, small bodies of semi-professional or solely professional warriors led by their chosen chiefs. Loyalty to a chief was the greatest virtue, and warriors sought out a leader who would further their military career.
5: If a chief or king died in battle his men would according to lore die avenging him, although a few might survive after being struck down and left for dead. It was considered dishonorable to leave the battlefield on which your lord had been slain, and it was not unknown for those few who did survive to be executed by their lord's successor for their disloyalty and lack of zeal.
6: In the later years there was also an alternative obligation to supply warrior seaman for their fleet. For this reason the Five Hide Units were combined in some regions into districts of 300 (or 310) hides, which were required to produce sixty spokesman
7: (warrior seamen), and also pay for their constructions and maintenance of a worship the men manned. some ports, particularly those thats later became these became the Cirque Ports, were also required to supply smaller ships to augment the fleet.
9: At the beginning of the century there is the first mention of of the elite body of warriors known as Huscarles. It is thought that these were introduced after Svein Forkbeard"s conquest of England in 1014, and probably raised by Cnut in 1033, although it is highly possible they had existed at the Swein conquest.