Most of the information we have about the Anglo-Saxons comes from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a year-by-year account of all the major events of the time. Description from gaukartifact.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Most of the information we have about the Anglo-Saxons comes from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a year-by-year account of all the major events of the time. Description from gaukartifact.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.

The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.

Jewelry, thought to be Anglo-Saxon, found in northern England near Redcar, Teesside.

Jewelry, thought to be Anglo-Saxon, found in northern England near Redcar, Teesside.

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village 1/6    The oldest house, built on the site of the original building, with the Hall in the background. All the buildings are experimental reconstructions built to test different interpretations of the archaeological evidence.

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village 1/6 The oldest house, built on the site of the original building, with the Hall in the background. All the buildings are experimental reconstructions built to test different interpretations of the archaeological evidence.

King Alfred the Great. (871-899) House of Wessex. Queen Elizabeth II's 32nd great-grandfather! Succeeded his brother Aethelred. Defended England against Danish invasion and founded the first English navy. He encouraged the translation of scholarly works from Latin (some he translated himself) and promoted the development of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. This ensured his deeds were recorded in history. We know more about him than any other Anglo Saxon King. Succeeded by son, Edward.

King Alfred the Great. (871-899) House of Wessex. Queen Elizabeth II's 32nd great-grandfather! Succeeded his brother Aethelred. Defended England against Danish invasion and founded the first English navy. He encouraged the translation of scholarly works from Latin (some he translated himself) and promoted the development of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. This ensured his deeds were recorded in history. We know more about him than any other Anglo Saxon King. Succeeded by son, Edward.

King Egbert (802-839).  House of Wessex. First recognized King of all of England. Queen Elizabeth II's 34th great-grandfather. During the late 8th century, when King Offa of Mercia ruled most of England, Egbert lived in exile at the court of Charlemagne. Egbert regained his kingdom in 802. Succeeded by son Aethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great.

King Egbert (802-839). House of Wessex. First recognized King of all of England. Queen Elizabeth II's 34th great-grandfather. During the late 8th century, when King Offa of Mercia ruled most of England, Egbert lived in exile at the court of Charlemagne. Egbert regained his kingdom in 802. Succeeded by son Aethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great.

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