The Anglo-Saxon Period. 449-1066. Anglo-Saxon life. Loyalty was key to the survival of your clan. Comitatus Thanes, or warriors, swore loyalty to their king. A king was expected to be generous with gifts of treasure, land, and protection in exchange.
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1. one of a people or community observing polytheistic religion
2. a person who is not a Christian, Jew, or Muslim.
3. an irreligious or hedonistic person
4. a person deemed savage or uncivilized and morally deficient
Synonyms: heathen; gentile; nonbeliever
Excavated Objects & Artwork:
ULFBERHT sword & the Sutton Hoo helmet
Language & Literature:
Kennings-a poetic phrase that substitutes for a noun,
often evoking strong imagery and sometimes
Over 4000 garnets,
were used on objects
from Sutton Hoo—
some of them
in the helmet's eyebrows.
1. Can you think of any other modern kennings that you know? If so, share them now.
2. Turn to your partner and tell them one thing you’ve learned so far.
Fun Fact: This manuscript survived a fire in 1731
because it was thrown out of a library window.
Turn to one last partner and share something you’ve learned.