By Mark Harrison
The cave in of Roman rule in Britain was once now not loads a surprising disaster as an extended and drawn-out decline. The 'Celtic' Britons retreated progressively to the highland components of Wales, Cornwall and the south-west of Scotland. keep watch over of the fertile jap lowlands used to be misplaced to warriors of Germanic foundation who migrated from the Continent. those Germanic conquerors became recognized to background because the 'Anglo-Saxons'. They have been to dominate the lowland quarter of england until eventually their ultimate defeat at Hastings in 1066. This identify supplies an perception into the standard lifestyles, gear, costume, conflict strategies and existence on crusade of the common Anglo-Saxon warrior of this era – the thegn.
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