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1 Anglo-Saxon Period

2 Invasion of Britian AD 449

3 Anglo-Saxon Invasion of Britian
Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and other Germanic tribes Seafaring warriors

4 Vengeance and Bloodshed

5 Anglo-Saxon Settlement
of Britian

6 Characteristics of Invaders
Ancestral Tribes of Clans

7 Living Quarters—Mead Halls
A reconstructed Anglo-Saxon home located in West Stow in Sussex, England Mead Hall center of life sleeping quarters dining area meeting place

8 Sutton Hoo Located in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England Discovered in 1939
Burial ship of an Anglo-Saxon king Burial site contained 41 items of solid gold and 37 gold coins

9 7th century helmet Reconstructed from hundreds of corroded iron fragments

10 Anglo-Saxon Brooch Anglo-Saxon pendant probably made in the 7th century AD found in garden soil at Sacriston, County Durham. made of solid gold with a goldwire or filigree decoration.

11 Additional Anglo-Saxon Artifacts
Anglo-Saxon rings, Anglo-Saxon pommel,

12 King Offa’s Dyke approximately 170 miles long running north and south
continuous wall except for river crossings built in the late 8th century

13 Construction Earth Embankment No fancy stonework No garrisoned posts
12 foot wide ditch on Welsh side Height ranges from 10 to 60 feet

14 Monument to Power Perhaps this dyke was a defense against raiders from Wales. Perhaps it served as a permanent boundary between Mercia and Wales. Perhaps it was a boundary monument to remind the Welsh of King Offa’s power and control.

15 Anglo-Saxon Cross Shaft
Location: St. Peter Advincula Church, Glebe Street, Stoke Re-erected on its modern base in 1935, the fragment of 10th Century Anglo-Saxon stone cross shaft had been used as a door lintel in the church until its discovery by a gravedigger in 1876. The square sectioned top of the cylindrical shaft has a different decorative motif on each face. However part of the side key pattern has been cut away, probably to allow its use as the church's door lintel.S

16 Acknowledgements Anglo-Saxon England. 27 June 2004 <>. Regia-Angloplum. “Arms and Armour-Part 8-Shields.” 27 June 2004 Map of Gradual Takeover of England by Anglo-Saxons. 27 June 2004 Durnham County Council. 27 June The British Museum: Education Department. 27 June King Arthur and the Anglo-Saxon Wars. 27 June The Arador Library. 28 June The Potteries Museum: Art Gallery. 27 June 2004 Pfordresher, John, Gladys V. Veidemanis, and Helen McDonnell, eds. England in Literature. Glenview: Scott, Foresman, 1989.

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