THE ANGLO-SAXONS AND HOW THEY LIVED The Anglo-Saxons made up the bulk of the population in Britain after the conquest of the country. The early medieval history of Britain is the history of the Anglo-Saxons.
Archives for the ‘06th century’ Category
Besides arable-farming, the Anglo-Saxons continued their old occupations of cattle-breeding, hunting and fishing. Oxen, sheep and goats belonging to the villagers grazed on the common pastures, and poultry (hens, geese, ducks) would feed there also. Pigs were turned into the woodland to feed on nuts and acorns.
Each village was self-sufficient, that is, most of the necessities of life were produced in the village itself. The needs of the villagers were few and simple. Food, clothing and shelter were their basic needs. Arable-farming and cattle-breeding satisfied the needs of the people in the way of foodstuffs, clothing and footwear. Wool from the […]