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By Mark Harrison

The cave in of Roman rule in Britain used to be no longer quite a bit a surprising disaster as an extended and drawn-out decline. The 'Celtic' Britons retreated progressively to the highland components of Wales, Cornwall and the south-west of Scotland. keep an eye on of the fertile jap lowlands was once misplaced to warriors of Germanic beginning who migrated from the Continent. those Germanic conquerors became identified to background because the 'Anglo-Saxons'. They have been to dominate the lowland area of england till their ultimate defeat at Hastings in 1066. This identify offers an perception into the typical existence, apparatus, gown, conflict strategies and existence on crusade of the common Anglo-Saxon warrior of this era – the thegn.

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