Anglo-Saxon

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Anglo-Saxon

1. a member of any of the West Germanic tribes (Angles, Saxons, and Jutes) that settled in Britain from the 5th century ad and were dominant until the Norman conquest
2. the language of these tribes
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Dressing up as Anglo Saxons, telling riddles in the theatre and acting out the famous Saxon story Beowolf was a highlight of the day.
Anglo Saxon pottery, loom weights and metal working residues have all been recovered from the site, which has also yielded several Iron Age roundhouses, ditches and pit alignments, which were used as land divisions.
There is no doubt the Anglo Saxon world was a harsh one.
Yesterday he showed off a pristine 11th century Anglo Saxon coin with what appeared to be the head of Edward the Confessor stamped on it.
Characteristics of Anglo Saxon language (love of alliteration), thought (empirical and practical rather than abstract), art (fondness for miniatures, for intricate tracery and the decorative), history (the antiquarian fascination), superstitions (ghosts, spirits and horror stories), psychology (the melancholic streak combined with embarrassment, self-mockery and understatement), weather (chilly, damp mists and fogs) and above all attachment to the landscape of England itself--all have resurfaced at different moments in English history and persist, maintains Ackroyd, to the present day.
A priest of colour with considerable training and experience went to an Anglican church to enquire about a position and was told, "We are Anglo Saxon.
A Whiggish master narrative of the onward march of liberty was reinforced with a racist celebration of the Anglo Saxon heritage as the warrant of true Englishness.
STANDING in the background of all the column inches written in recent weeks by politicians, museums and curators wanting to bask in the reflected glory of the Anglo Saxon Princess Exhibition at the Kirkleatham Musuem, is an unassuming man.
The cathedral's priceless Anglo Saxon sculpture, the Lichfield Angel, which is believed to date to around 780, will also be redisplayed when the touring Staffordshire Hoard exhibition runs at the cathedral from July 30 to August 22.
ANCESTORS: The Warrior (Sonnie Raee), and Alex Penman,10, in Anglo Saxon guise Pictures: COLIN LANE
From looking at DNA Sir Walter discovered that three quarters of the regional gene pool tested in the North East matches the Anglo Saxon genetic signature.

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