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Invasion of Britian AD 449

Invasion of Britian AD 449

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

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

Vengeance and Bloodshed

Vengeance and Bloodshed

Anglo-Saxon Settlement of Britian

Anglo-Saxon Settlement of Britian

Characteristics of Invaders Ancestral Tribes of Clans Chieftain Thane Peasant Serfs Thane Peasant Serfs

Characteristics of Invaders Ancestral Tribes of Clans Chieftain Thane Peasant Serfs Thane Peasant Serfs

Living Quarters—Mead Halls A reconstructed Anglo-Saxon home located in West Stow in Sussex, England

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

Sutton Hoo • Located in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England • Discovered in 1939 • Burial

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

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

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

Anglo-Saxon Brooch § Anglo-Saxon pendant probably made in the 7 th century AD §

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

Additional Anglo-Saxon Artifacts

Additional Anglo-Saxon Artifacts

King Offa’s Dyke § approximately 170 miles long running north and south • continuous

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

Construction n n Earth Embankment No fancy stonework No garrisoned posts 12 foot wide

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

Monument to Power n Perhaps this dyke was a defense against raiders from Wales.

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

Anglo-Saxon Cross Shaft n Location: St. Peter Advincula Church, Glebe Street, Stoke n Re-erected

Anglo-Saxon Cross Shaft n Location: St. Peter Advincula Church, Glebe Street, Stoke n Re-erected on its modern base in 1935, the fragment of 10 th Century Anglo-Saxon stone cross shaft had been used as a door lintel in the church until its discovery by a gravedigger in 1876. n 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

Acknowledgements n n n n n Anglo-Saxon England. 27 June 2004 <http: //www. gettysburg.

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