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1 Britain since the Romans 2 : Invasions

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3 Towns ending in –ford, -ham or –ton show saxon origins

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6 Excalibur

7 Nerthus : a modern sculpture of one of the anglo-saxon Godesses Another Goddess was called Eostre – perhaps the origin of the word "Easter". Anglo-saxons also worshipped Woden and Tiw, which gave us the words Wednesday and Tuesday.

8 Saint Augustine Led a mission to Britain in 595 AD

9 Saint Patrick, helped to evangelize Ireland in 430 AD

10 The Viking invasions ( )

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17 A statue of Alfred the Great ( )

18 878: Alfred the Great, King of Wessex defeated the Vikings. Division of Britain in two parts.

19 The Anglo-Saxon chronicle

20 Athelstan was crowned 'King of all Britain’ at Kingston in 925

21 In 1939 a ship burial from the 8th century was discovered at Sutton Hoo What was anglo-Saxon society like ?

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25 Lady Godiva: an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman

26 - King - Noblemen and noblewoman - Churls - Slaves

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