invaders of three tribes (Angles, Saxos, Jutes) came over to Britain from Europe and settled there;
- founded (established) 5 kingdoms: Northumbria, Mercia, Wessex, East Anglia and Kent;
- fierce people who also fought each other sometimes, later joined to fight the Vikings.
HOME and FARMING:
– wooden houses with straw roof;
– huge fences around the villages to keep wild animals away;
wheat, barley, oats, carrots, parnsnips, apples…
pigs, sheep, cattle for their meat and everyday use (used animal fat in lamps, cow fat as glue, deer antlers as knife handlers etc.)
Londinium was in ruins after the Romans left.
BUT: the River Thames was there for trade, London became busy port;
London became a very Catholic city (the first St Paul’s in 604).
Watch how the kingdoms and territories that were established by the Anglo-Saxons: