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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 Chieftain Thane Peasant Serfs Peasant Serfs Thane Peasant Serfs Peasant Serfs Thane Peasant

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 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 Sutton Hoo

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

10  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. Anglo-Saxon Brooch

11 Additional Anglo-Saxon Artifacts

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

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

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 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 Regia-Angloplum. “Arms and Armour-Part 8-Shields.” 27 June Map of Gradual Takeover of England by Anglo-Saxons. 27 June Durnham County Council. 27 June archaeology+Time+Line+Mediaeval+Period. +archaeology+Time+Line+Mediaeval+Period 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 sites_to_visit/pages/st_peters.htm. sites_to_visit/pages/st_peters.htm Pfordresher, John, Gladys V. Veidemanis, and Helen McDonnell, eds. England in Literature. Glenview: Scott, Foresman, 1989.


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