Anglo-Saxon Thegn AD 449–1066

Anglo-Saxon Thegn AD 449–1066

Warrior 5
  • Author: Mark Harrison
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: WAR 5
  • Publication Date: 25 Nov 1993
  • ISBN: 9781855323490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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The collapse of Roman rule in Britain was not so much a sudden catastrophe as a long and drawn-out decline. The 'Celtic' Britons retreated gradually to the highland areas of Wales, Cornwall and the south-west of Scotland. Control of the fertile eastern lowlands was lost to warriors of Germanic origin who migrated from the Continent. These Germanic conquerors have become known to history as the 'Anglo-Saxons'. They were to dominate the lowland zone of Britain until their final defeat at Hastings in 1066. This title gives an insight into the everyday life, equipment, dress, battle tactics and life on campaign of the typical Anglo-Saxon warrior of this period - the thegn.

Biographical Note

Mark Harrison was born in Castleford, Yorkshire in 1954 and has a Batchelor's degree in Medieval Studies from Lancaster University. He has worked as a Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London since 1986 and has a strong interest in the early medieval world. He lives in Colchester with his wife and son.Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the medieval period, but with a keen interest in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.

Contents

Origins of the Anglo-Saxons Chronology Who Were the Thegns? Recruitment and Organisation Equipment of the Thegn Clothing Everyday Life On Campaign The Thegn in Battle Museums Collecting Re-enactment Bibliography Glossary

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