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Weapons and Warefare of Anglo-Saxon

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BC: By: Kirby Wheeler

FC: Anglo-Saxons Weapons and Warefare

1: Spans the 5th century C.E. to the 11th in England.

2: Someone is killed in the "no man lands" might rush to the other side to retrieve weapons.

3: Sometime individuals fighting over bodies might come to sword blows between the two shield walls

4: Owning a sword was a matter of high prestige

5: A knife was served as a machete-like implement in peachtime.

6: Bow and sling were both used as weapons, but were very rare. There was little honour to killing a foe at range.

7: Sword was not common for Anglo-Saxons. It was very expensive to produce,only wealthy warriors would use swords.

8: Spear was most certainly the main weapon of the Anglo-Saxon for most the period.

9: Sutton Hoo helmet is the best serving example.

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