Who Were The Anglo-Saxons? - A Brief Introduction for Kids
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Need a quick introduction to the Anglo-Saxons? Here are some rapid fire facts to get you in the know.
Who were they?:
The Anglo-Saxons were a mix of tribes called the Jutes, Angles & Saxons from Germany, Denmark & the Netherlands.
What did they do?:
They invaded Britain and created their own kingdoms.
When did they arrive?:
They came to Britain when the Romans left around 410 AD and claimed the land to be 'Angle-land' (or England!)
Where did they settle?:
The Jutes settled in Kent, the Angles settled in East-Anglia and the Saxons settled in Wessex, Sussex and Essex.
You can find out more about the Kingdoms that Anglo-Saxons made in these regions by clicking here.
Are you a teacher? Yes? Then you'll definitely want Imagining History to bring their 'Anglo-Saxon Training Camp' Interactive workshop to your school.
Our Award-Winning sessions combine role-play, storytelling, demonstrations and drama and performance to bring history to life for your students.
In our 'Anglo-Saxon Training Camp' workshop your students will go shoulder to shoulder with King Alfred the Great in battle. So, we'll teach them how to defeat a Viking Horde. They will:
Travel through the timeline of events running up to Alfred the Great's battle with the Great Heathen Army.
Take on the role of an Anglo-Saxon and Viking, to learn the differences between them, both on the battle field and off.
Endure the very first Viking Raid as a Monk at Lindisfarne.
Come face to face with Hurscarl Warriors on the battle field and discover how to defeat them.
Transform your school hall into a battlefield to learn how to fight in an Anglo-Saxon shield wall.