THE GROWTH OF THE BIG LANDED ESTATES AND THE INTRODUCTION OF SERFDOM After the conquest of Britain the survivals of the primitive way of life were very strong among the Anglo-Saxons. But in the 7th-9th centuries great changes were taking place in Anglo-Saxon society; feudalizm was slowly taking root.
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But not all the members of the community were equal, Inequality had already appeared among the Anglo-Saxons before the conquest of Britain. The tribal nobility, that is, military leaders and elders, possessed more land and cattle than other tribesmen. Their land was cultivated by prisoners of war who were their slaves.