S: Anglo-Saxon Vol.1
BC: Sunny Day Publishing
FC: THE ANGLO-SAXON MEN and THEIR WAYS
1: By: Christopher M. Jamison
2: Very little information about the first several hundred years are unknown because they were illiterate people. When they first landed the Saxons settled in the South and West, the Angles in the East and North, and the Jutes on the Isle of Wight.They all thought themselves as separate people, but shared a common language and similar customs.
3: The Anglo-Saxon period is the oldest known period of time. It had a complex culture with a stable government. | Many believe that the Anglo-Saxon's were very sophisticated, even though they were always at war. This period of time was filled with great discoveries in culture, society, government, religion, and art.
4: Anglo-Saxon men had many things to do for work. Farmers cut down trees to clear land for ploughing and sowing crops. Other men in the village were woodworkers, jewellers, and potters.
5: Evidence found shows that a cloak or cape was part of the men's everyday wear. A tunic, trousers and belts were also apart of their daily attire. Their clothes were made of sheepskin, leather, and wollen cloth.
6: Here is how their social status was ordered: the Royal House, consisted of king and queen.Under them were the elders of the village. Then came the Oegns or Thane's whom were the backbone of the army. Under them were the Ceorls who were freemen, farmers, and householders. The rest under them would be considered slaves.
7: King Alfred The Great was one of the best kings of the Anglo-Saxon period. he saved the Anglo-Saxons from Viking Raids, formulated laws, and brought back religious and scholar activities. His reign exhibited military skill, innovation, and he had the ability to inspire men and plan for the future.
8: King Harold was the last Anglo-Saxon King. In 1066, he died in the battle of hastings. After he died, William from France came and took over and replaced all the Anglo-Saxon lords with Norman ones. This is what brought the Anglo-Saxon times to an end.
9: THE END
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