A novel introduction to Anglo-Saxon culture and archaeology via a sequential collection of frequently asked questions, organised by themes such as buildings, clothing and appearance, kingship, religion, warfare and Sutton Hoo, as well as many more. Questions range from the purely factual (Did they wear jewellery?), to the more analytical (Why were there so many separate kingdoms?), and the controversial (What was Offa's Dyke for?). This is good fun and easy to dip into, and I for one am glad that at Anglo-Saxon Books at least "What is a peplos dress?" ranks as a frequently asked question.
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8th century Alcuin Alfred Alfred's Anglian Anglo Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Anglo-Saxon England Anglo-Saxon kingdoms Anglo-Saxon period Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon areas Athelstan Battle of Maldon Bayeux Tapestry Bede Bede's World Beowulf Britain British Britons brooches building burial buried called Celtic Christian church clothing coins common D.M. Wilson Danelaw Danes Danish decorated dress Dyke early Anglo-Saxon East Anglia eastern evidence example excavation favoured feasting female Franks Casket Germanic grave grave-goods heathen helmet important inhabitants Kent Kingship in Anglo-Saxon known land language later Latin manuscripts mediaeval Mercia metal military modern noble Norman northern Europe Northumbria OE name Offa of Mercia Offa's Dyke Old English original perhaps pit-house Pollington pre-Christian Prittlewell probably records religious Roman royal runes sail Scandinavian ship southern spear Suffolk survive Sutton Hoo Sutton Hoo Mound sword texts tradition verse Viking village warriors weapons wearing Welsh Wessex West Saxon West Stow women wooden word