The Tenth Century Anglo Saxons

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  • The Tenth Century
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    • Milestone of edgars coronation in 953
      • first English king to be crowned all of englands king
    • edgars coin reform ws a milestone in administration
      • milestone in economic unity
    • 10th century reformation
      • wanted a regulated church
      • promotion of virgin
        • Cubitt - virginity associated with Aelfric
          • yorke and Stafford argued that the reform movement diminished the importance of women
      • promotion of universal saints
      • aethelstan promoted saint Cuthbert
        • wanted this to increase his power
        • Distinctive are aof 10th century reformation was importance of monastic cathedrals
      • did not reach the north of England
      • church may not have declined after 10th century reformation
      • Wormald argues that ebde had a strong sence of influence on the 10th century reformation
      • started at winchester
    • aelfridges sermons were important
      • turning point in the spreading of culture within the whole country as listening to the same sermons
    • domination of al England by Wessex
    • increased organisation in England
    • end of century there was a revival of the Viking threat
      • established kingdoms in York and dublin
    • Levying of taxes of alfred - 10th century
      • economy thriving for anglo saxon kings
      • taxes and custom duties
    • levying geld to make the Vikings stay away
    • mass urban growth
    • increased importance of manuscipts
    • centralising government
    • Aethelstan the first proper king of the English
      • never married and had no children
      • King 924-939
    • social mobility
      • change in settlement pattern
        • urban growth
      • villages with their own church
        • more priests = less education
          • priests no longer elite
    • rivalry between different sons of kings for who will become king


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