Anglo-saxon life

Weapons

  • sword
  • axe
  • spear
  • bows and arrows

Homes

Their huts were made of wood with roofs thatched with straw

Anglo Saxon jobs

  1. housekeeping
  2. weaving cloth
  3. cooking meals
  4. making cheese
  5. brewing ale

Boys learned the skills of their fathers. They learned to chop down trees with an axe, plough a field, and use a spear in battle. They also fished and went hunting with other men from the village.

Who were the Anglo Saxons

The last Roman soldiers left Britain in 410. New people came in ships across the North Sea – the Anglo-Saxons. The Anglo-Saxon age in Britain was from around AD410 to AD1066.

They were a mix of tribes from Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. The three biggest were the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes. The land they settled in was ‘Angle-land’, or England.

If we use the modern names for the countries they came from, the Saxons were German-Dutch, the Angles were southern Danish, and the Jutes were northern Danish.