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Life for Anglo-Saxons typically consisted of farming during the day for the men and cooking, cleaning and weaving for the women. Even the children helped with the chores, learning their future duties from their parents. More »

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The Saxons were an ancient Germanic group who lived in the area of the Baltic coast. The group began spreading in the 400s AD and fought with the Franks in the late 700s. Saxons settled in modern-day Great Britain, where... More »

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"Beowulf" reveals the essential values of the heroic warrior culture that characterizes Anglo-Saxon and other early Germanic societies. Their values uphold the warrior aristocracy, including loyalty and the high value pl... More »

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William the Conqueror began life as William the Bastard, the illegitimate son of Robert I, Duke of Normandy. Robert died during his return from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, leaving the 8-year-old William as his heir. Willi... More »

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