Anglo-Saxon Thegn 449 - 1066 Ad by Mark Harrison

By Mark Harrison

The cave in of Roman rule in Britain used to be no longer a lot a surprising disaster as a protracted and drawn-out decline. The 'Celtic' Britons retreated progressively to the highland components of Wales, Cornwall and the south-west of Scotland. regulate of the fertile jap lowlands was once misplaced to warriors of Germanic starting place who migrated from the Continent. those Germanic conquerors became recognized to historical past because the 'Anglo-Saxons'. They have been to dominate the lowland sector of england until eventually their ultimate defeat at Hastings in 1066. This identify provides an perception into the typical existence, apparatus, costume, conflict strategies and lifestyles on crusade of the common Anglo-Saxon warrior of this era – the thegn.

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