Who were the Anglo-Saxons?

The Anglo-Saxons were the people who lived in Great Britain during the period from around the year 400 to when the Norman Conquest occurred in 1066.

Anglo Saxons

They were descended from Germanic Tribes who moved to Great Britain after Roman rule ended.

The language they spoke developed into what we today call English.

For 10 facts about the Anglo-Saxons, please see the video below:

If you like to visit a Royal Anglo-Saxon burial site with an excellent exhibition, please find out more by clinking the link:

A link to more information about Sutton Hoo.

A further list of Anglo-Saxon sites to visit can be found by clicking the following link:

A list of sites from Archaeology Travel.

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When was the Bronze Age?

In Great Britain, the Bronze Age was from around 2100 to 750BC, so it started from around 4000 years ago.

Stonehenge

This is when people started making bronze, which is an alloy of copper and tin. It was also the age when people started writing for the first time.

The Bronze Age happened at different times in other parts of the world due to people developing different technologies at different times.

For a video explanation please see below:

The video below shows in detail how they would have made an axe head in the Bronze Age.

For a slightly longer video which is specifically about the Bronze Age in Great Britain, please see below:

If you would like to visit some Bronze Age sites, please see the link below:

A list of English Heritage sites.

Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mines in North Wales.

A list of Scottish sites from History Scotland.

A list of sites from Culture Northern Ireland.

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