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Anglo-Saxon artlocked

  • Richard Gem,
  • Carola Hicks,
  • David Park,
  • Janet Backhouse,
  • Leslie Webster
  •  and Mildred Budny

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Art of the period in England between the Germanic invasions of the later 5th century ad and the Norman Conquest of 1066.

The invading Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and possibly Frisians settled all over lowland England, bringing their Germanic culture (see Migration period) and establishing kingdoms—the Jutes and Saxons in the south and the Anglians in the east, Mercia (the Midlands), and what became Northumbria, north of the River Humber. The native British were pushed into Wales and the far south-west, and paganism replaced the Christianity that had survived from late Roman times. Artefacts from this period consist largely of burial goods recovered from excavated cemeteries....

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