Early Anglo-Saxon England saw some of the most important elements in the creation of modern England: the Germanic migrations after the departure of the Romans and the introduction of Christianity in the 7th century. While traditionally the early centuries of Anglo-Saxon England have been disregarded as”‘lost centuries,” archaeological evidence, paired with the later written sources, can reveal a complex and often sophisticated society. This period saw the beginnings of urbanization, with the establishment of market-places enabling the trade of local and exotic goods, and the first schools were introduced in the 7th century.
Sally Crawford looks at how the Anglo-Saxons lived, from the composition of an Anglo-Saxon family and how status was defined by an individual’s occupation, to the complexities of feasting and drinking and how adults and children found entertainment.
Table Of Contents
Preface Introduction Family Home and Neighbourhood Work Food and Drink Shopping and Style Transport Relaxation and Entertainment Education and Social Service Health Places to Visit Index