Was Anglo-Saxon England a 'golden age'

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  • Was Anglo-Saxon England a 'golden age'
    • VALUE OF WOMAN
      • valued more than expected
        • more rights
          • in charge of household and money
          • can divorce if husband committed adultery
          • could own land (they owned 5%)
        • same value of wergilds
    • VALUE OF LIFE
      • taken seriously
        • however, depended on your place in society
          • less money for killing Welsh man
          • king - 18,000ceorl - 120
        • high value for preventing man from having children or pregnant woman
    • FEUDAL SYSTEM
      • there are no equal opportunities
      • everything depends on where you at the pyramid
      • no way/hard to shift to upppeer class in the system
    • ART
      • Some of the finest art produced in Anglo-Saxon England involved engraving
        • The Fuller Brooch:made of silver; represents five senses
      • English women highly skilled at weaving with gold thread and at embroidery
    • LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE
      • sermons, poems, biographies of saints, medical treatment or advice gramma
      • SCIENCE: map of the world, informatoin about astronomy, description of far off places called 'marvels of the East'
      • most famous work is poem 'Beowulf'
      • history of Britain wrote in 9th century by monks
    • ARCHITECTURE
      • Almost all buildings created form wood, clay and straw
      • Westminster Abbey
      • BURHS: surronded by walls to keep community save from attack
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