By Mark Harrison
The cave in of Roman rule in Britain used to be no longer lots a surprising disaster as an extended and drawn-out decline. The 'Celtic' Britons retreated progressively to the highland parts of Wales, Cornwall and the south-west of Scotland. keep an eye on of the fertile jap lowlands used to be misplaced to warriors of Germanic starting place who migrated from the Continent. those Germanic conquerors became recognized to background because the 'Anglo-Saxons'. They have been to dominate the lowland region of england until eventually their ultimate defeat at Hastings in 1066. This identify provides an perception into the standard existence, gear, gown, conflict strategies and existence on crusade of the common Anglo-Saxon warrior of this era – the thegn.
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