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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Leigh said: "We're committed to enriching lives through culture and heritage, securing the future of our collection and bringing the fascinating story of Bede and Anglo-Saxon Northumbria to a whole new audience for years to come.
They have been dated to the Early Christian period between AD680 and AD780 - providing evidence of an Anglo-Saxon settlement in Kirkleatham.
With an object as old and as rare as this one, it is important that we protect it for the UK in order to help us better understand what life, society and culture was like during Anglo-Saxon times.
Chapter Three, "Tolkien Enters the Anglo-Saxon Community Through the Mead-Hall Building," focuses on Tolkien's entry points to the Anglo-Saxon community, primarily language and secondarily the mead hall.
Elisabeth van Houts, in a briskly informative survey, demonstrates that, of the Norman historians she discusses, 'only the Englishman Orderic Vitalis campaigned for the Anglo-Saxon heritage to be taken seriously' (p.
He added: "The Anglo-Saxon pin was another interesting find.
Recently Le Monde had the headline: "[President Francois] Hollande Defends French Foie Gras against Anglo-Saxon lobbies" (the reference was to California's ban on foie gras under its animal-cruelty laws).
And Welsh people are more likely to opt for Anglo-Saxon words than their English counterparts, who prefer the Latin equivalents.
Late Anglo-Saxon Worcester offers rich pickings to the church historian: the homilies of bishop Wulfstan, pontificals and other liturgical manuscripts, saints' lives, church fabric, and, above all, three eleventh-century cartularies providing a wealth of information about the church's landed endowment.
The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation
London, July 4 (ANI): A hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold discovered in a farmer's field in Britain could help rewrite history.