Primary school resources to support the teaching of the Anglo-Saxons.

Very few law codes exist from the Anglo-Saxon period, giving insight into legal culture beyond the influence of .How this legal culture developed over the course of time. TheAnglo-Saxon period is important for the understanding of contemporarydevelopments, except how law developed following the Norman Conquest.

The Anglo-Saxon period includes the creation of the English nation.

The Anglo-Saxon period denotes the period of British history between about 450 and 1066.

The Anglo-Saxon period spanned from 450 to 1066.

In popular usage in and the , the term "Anglo-Saxon" (as in "White Anglo-Saxon Protestant" or "")has evolved into a politicised term with little connection to itsacademic definition. Until about 1960 it described a person of Europeanorigin fitting a certain socio-economic and/or ethnic profile.

The Anglo-Saxons edited by James Campbell (Penguin, 1991)

For over a hundred years, the French have used "Anglo-Saxon" to refer to the societies of Britain and the United States, and sometimes (rarely)including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. It is awide-ranging term, taking in the English-speaking world's language,culture, technology, wealth, influence, markets and economy.


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The history of Anglo-Saxon England broadly covers early medievalEngland from the end of Roman rule and the establishment of Anglo-Saxonkingdoms in the 5th century until the Conquest by the in .

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The term 'Anglo-Saxon' did not become common until the eighth century, when people on the continent started using it to distinguish between the inhabitants of Britain and the Saxons who remained in northern Germany.

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of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom began around 600 and was essentiallycomplete in the mid 8th century. Throughout the 7th and 8th centuries,power fluctuated between the larger kingdoms. Bede records as being dominant at the close of the 6th century, but power seems tohave shifted northwards to the kingdom of Northumbria. The so-called'Mercian Supremacy' dominated the 8th century, though again it was notconstant. Aethelbald and , the two most powerful kings, achieved high status. This period has been described as the , though this term has now fallen out of academic use. The word arose on the basis that the seven kingdoms of , , , , , and were the main polities of south Britain. More recent scholarship hasshown that several other kingdoms were politically important acrossthis period: , , and Middle Anglia.

Anglo-Saxon Religion: Paganism - Primary Facts

When the Anglo-Saxons arrived in Britain, most kept clear of towns. They preferred to live in small villages. However, chiefs knew that a city made a good fortress. So some Roman towns, like London, were never completely abandoned. Many Roman buildings did become ruins though, because no one bothered or knew how to repair them.

Anglo-Saxons - Children's British History Encyclopedia

Heathenism enjoyed a brief and initially promising renaissance when Vikings settled in England, but was in steep decline by the Norman conquest of 1066, which ended the Anglo-Saxon period. One likely reason for its failure was that, unlike in the Harry Harrison alternative history trilogy beloved of many Heathens, the Vikings failed (or more likely never even tried) to interest the native English in their religion. A Benedictine-led renewal of Christian religious life, patronized enthusiastically by the last Anglo-Saxon kings, was instrumental in the extirpation of Heathenism. On that sad note, Rites and Religions of the Anglo-Saxons draws to a close. This is just as well from a Heathen viewpoint as the centuries which follow hold little of religious interest to us.

Why did Anglo-Saxons invade Britain? - by Mandy Barrow

In an Anglo-Saxon family, everyone from babies to old people shared a home. Anglo-Saxon houses were built of wood and had thatched roofs. At West Stow in Suffolk archaeologists found the remains of an early Anglo-Saxon village. They reconstructed it using Anglo-Saxon methods. They found that the village was made up of small groups of houses built around a larger hall. Each family house had one room, with a hearth with a fire for cooking, heating and light. A metal cooking pot hung from a chain above the fire.