ANGLO-SAXONS

The Anglo-Saxons were Germanic people who settled in England from 450AD. They continued to develop their language and culture even after the Norman conquest in 1066AD.

Dominions of Cnut

Saxon England circa 600AD

Saxon England 600AD
Map by Wereon

Saxon England according to the Saxon Chronicles

The tomb of King Athelstan in Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury, England
The tomb of King Athelstan in Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury, England. There is nothing in the tomb beneath the statue, the relics of the king having been lost in the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. Perhaps the remains were destroyed by the Kings Commissioners or they were hidden before the Commissioners arrived to close down the Abbey.
Taken by Adrian Pingstone in February 2005.

The famous saxon church at Earls Barton, Northamptonshire (England). Picture taken by R Neil Marshman
The famous saxon church at Earls Barton, Northamptonshire (England).
Picture taken by R Neil Marshman

A Saxon or Norman door at Earls Barton Church - Northamptonshire - picture by R Neil Marshman
A Saxon or Norman door at Earls Barton Church - Northamptonshire
- picture by R Neil Marshman