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The Anglo Saxons


This presentation gives an overview of the Celts, Romans, and Anglo Saxons. It includes people, places, and events.

This presentation gives an overview of the Celts, Romans, and Anglo Saxons. It includes people, places, and events.

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  • 1. {
  • 2. PROBLEM: England is an island and is open to attack from all sides – very difficult to defend Three major inhabitants: 1. Celts 2. Romans 3. Anglo Saxons
  • 3. Celts Not pronounced like how you think
  • 4. Tall, blond warriors Also called the Brythons Mostly farmers who lived in clans Polytheistic – animism – everything has a spirit Stonehenge King Arthur {
  • 5. { Hadrian’s Wall Started to be built in 122 by the Romans to form a clear border Protection from the Picts (Scotland) 2 million tons of rock and soil Every mile marked by a fort – includes 16 larger forts 75 miles long – 10 feet tall
  • 6. { Romans built roads and aqueducts They brought Christianity, government, and money They left in 406 – Why?
  • 7. Angles and Saxons from Germany and Jutes rom Denmark Anglaterre – Land of Angels Celts move to Wales Many territories – many kings until . . . 871 King Alfred forces out the Jutes and Vikings – unifies England for the first time {
  • 8. King Alfred is a Christian and Brings: Somewhat national religion Helps unification of country Improves education Develops literature
  • 9. Anglo Saxon Society Male dominated but treated women fairly Three main concepts: 1. Mead Hall 2. Fate – wyrd 3. Comitatus relationship {
  • 10. Literature {
  • 11. Book of Exeter – 940 Oral tradition Scops – oral poets Gleeman – ass’s scop Venerable Bede – first history of England Alfred the Great – Anglo Saxon Chronicle Poetry: Beowulf, Caedmon, The Battle of Maldon Riddles
  • 12. How do we know this stuff?
  • 13. The period ends with the Norman Invasion in 1066 – more on that in a few days.