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The Angles and Saxons were the Germanic-speaking tribes that invaded [[Britain]] after the collapse of the [[Roman Empire]].
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The Angles and [[Saxon]]s were the Germanic-speaking tribes that invaded [[Britain]] after the collapse of the [[Roman Empire]].
They were non-[[Celtic]] people who inhabited Britain from perhaps as early as the mid-5th century. Since their cultures and societies quickly merged together, they are known as the '''Anglo-Saxons'''. They are considered ancestral to the contemporary English, so in a sense they can be thought as still living in Britain.
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They were non-[[Celtic]] people who inhabited Britain from perhaps as early as the mid-5th century. Since their cultures and societies quickly merged together, they are known as the '''Anglo-Saxons''' (or just Saxons when compared to [[Norman]]s). They are considered ancestral to the contemporary English, so in a sense they can be thought as still living in Britain.
   
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When they began settling in [[England]] in the [[5th Century]], they pushed the original [[Britain|Britons]] to the west. The decendants of the original Britons became the [[Welsh]] and [[Black Irish]].
The Anglo-Saxon language is commonly known as [[Old English]] and was the origin of the names of Wessex, Essex, Sussex and East Anglia (think West Saxon, East Saxon, South Saxon).
 
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The Anglo-Saxon language is commonly known as [[Old English]] and was the origin of the names of [[Wessex]], Essex, Sussex and East Anglia (think West Saxon, East Saxon, South Saxon).
   
 
==Your [[SCA]] [[Persona]] is Anglo-Saxon==
 
==Your [[SCA]] [[Persona]] is Anglo-Saxon==
   
* If you lived in England after the [[Norman Invasion]] you were probably marginalised.
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* If you lived in England after the [[Norman conquest]] you were probably marginalised.
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* You wore fairly simple [[t-tunic]] [[clothing]], but the details of [[weaving]] and decoration might be elaborate if rich. (See [http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=717 these links on Anglo-Saxon clothing] for more details.)
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* Non-[[noble]]s might hope for an [[apprentice]]ship as a [[weaving|weaver]] or [[embroidery|embroiderer]] (male or female) as they were were esteemed across [[Europe]].
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* If you were a non-noble woman, you might have with a distaff and [[drop spindle]] for your [household]] or to earn extra income.
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===Cunnan Pages for Anglo-Saxon personae===
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* [[Anglo-Saxon England]]
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* [[Old English alternate titles]]
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* [[Old English Names]]
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* [[Saxon fighting kit]]
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==Related Cunnan Articles==
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* [[Anglo-Saxon Poetry]]
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* [[Anglo-Saxon embroidery]]
   
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxons for the people
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxons For the people]
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo_Saxon for the language
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo_Saxon For the language]
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_English_Language more on the language
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_English_Language More on the language]
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* [http://ang.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Anglo-Saxon wikipedia]
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Latest revision as of 01:07, 12 September 2007

The Angles and Saxons were the Germanic-speaking tribes that invaded Britain after the collapse of the Roman Empire. They were non-Celtic people who inhabited Britain from perhaps as early as the mid-5th century. Since their cultures and societies quickly merged together, they are known as the Anglo-Saxons (or just Saxons when compared to Normans). They are considered ancestral to the contemporary English, so in a sense they can be thought as still living in Britain.

When they began settling in England in the 5th Century, they pushed the original Britons to the west. The decendants of the original Britons became the Welsh and Black Irish.

The Anglo-Saxon language is commonly known as Old English and was the origin of the names of Wessex, Essex, Sussex and East Anglia (think West Saxon, East Saxon, South Saxon).

Your SCA Persona is Anglo-Saxon

Cunnan Pages for Anglo-Saxon personae

Related Cunnan Articles

External Links