1. The Anglo-Saxons arrive

The arrival of the Anglo-Saxons in England and the society they later establish

Synopsis

In the first drama Anglo-Saxons raiders arrive in Britain as invaders...the first of many who will eventually stay as settlers.

Later, once the Anglo-Saxons have become the rulers, a thane attends a meeting with the King. The thane's position is dependent on his service to the ruler and he must prepare for battle.

Resources

Transcript
document
Song: 'We are Anglo-Saxons'

Resources

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