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Anglo-Saxon Life. The Warm Hall, the Cold World. 1939- Suffolk, England Archaeologists discovered a ship that was buried for 1,300 years. It was filled with different treasures that was buried with a king, or noble warrior. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Anglo-Saxon Life

Anglo-Saxon LifeThe Warm Hall, the Cold World1939- Suffolk, England

Archaeologists discovered a ship that was buried for 1,300 years.

It was filled with different treasures that was buried with a king, or noble warrior.

They could not find a trace of a king or warrior, although they found his sword among many different treasures.Some of those treasures included: gold, silver, bronze, his purse, coins, a helmet, a buckle, serving vessels, and a harp.

Finding this grave, it reminded everyone of the huge burial in memory of Beowulf.

Anglo-Saxon Society became linked with Europe via religionChristianity took over old warrior religionMonasteries were established to offer learning centers and observable preserved works from the Anglos older oral tradition The English language expanded just from the church and became widely spread throughout language and textAnglo-Saxon HousingThey tended to live close to their animals in single-family homesteads for protectionThe homesteads they lived in were made out of wood and surrounded a communal court or a warm, fire-lit chieftain's hall

Anglo-Saxon HousingNot only did this arrangement contribute to a sense of security, but it also contributed to the close relationship between leader and followerIt also encouraged participation in community discussions and rule by consensusAnglo-Saxon SocietyDeveloped from kinship groups that were led by a strong chiefThe strongest ties in society were to family and lordThere was no real concept of patriotism or loyalty to a causeThis made a kingdom only as strong as their leaderAnglo-Saxon SocietySince the Anglo-Saxons were so loyal to family, if a family member was murdered, one would have to get vengeance for that personLed extensive, violent, and bloody feuds

Anglo-Saxon SocietyIn the countryside, the common thing to do was farmAt first these farms were owned privately, but then they were condensed into a nobles estateThe common person would work on the nobles land usually in exchange for protection

Anglo-Saxon SocietyThe Anglo-Saxons were also exceptional metalworkers Discovery at Sutton Hoo showed level of sophistication higher than imagined

Anglo-Saxon Barbarians?Anglo-Saxons are most famously depicted as barbarians in todays societyThis is false all though they did not lead lives of luxury eitherTheir lives were not dominated by learning and the artsWarfare was the central focus, it helped keep law and order among the Anglo-Saxons