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Anglo-Saxon clothes - men

Anglo-Saxon clothes - men
5th and 6th centuries Men wore wool or linen hip-length undershirts with long sleeves, and probably loin-cloths. Woollen trousers were held up with a belt threaded through loops. A tunic was pulled over the head, and reached down to the knees. It was usually decorated at the wrists, neck and hem, and was long-sleeved. 7th to 11th centuries Tunics tended to have extra pleats inserted at the front, and sleeves became fairly tight-fitting between elbow and wrist. There was undoubtedly much variation according to region, period and status. Most clothes were made at home, and would almost certainly have undergone many repairs, or have been handed down, before being eventually cut up for rags or thrown away. Underclothes were not usually dyed, but left in their natural colour, or perhaps sun-bleached. Related:  Anglo-Saxons Year 5Anglo-Saxons

Did Anglo-Saxon ships have sails? | Trevor Bloom - Author An intriguing one, this. As a writer, you want to get it right, but how do you do that when the authorities disagree? My novel The Half-Slave revolves around the threat of a Saxon sea-borne invasion and it was vital that I came to a coherent view as to whether a fleet of Saxons in the late 4th century would have travelled under their own grunt-power or with the aid of sails and a following wind. Some historians argue that the Saxons of this period did not have sails, but travelled on raids in long rowing boats such as the one pictured. Sutton Hoo Not sure I buy this. Reconstruction of Roman Lusoria at Mainz shipmuseum The naval historian John Heywood has pointed out that the Rhineland Germans are known to have experimented with sail and it’s unlikely that their northern neighbours, the Saxons, were unaware of sail technology or seamanship. Reconstruction of Roman Lusoria at Mainz ship museum Then again, some would dispute whether the Sutton Hoo burial ship was designed to be sail-less.

Anglo-Saxon clothes - women | Tha Engliscan Gesithas 5th to 7th centuries Women wore an under-dress of linen or wool with long sleeves and a draw-string neck. Sleeves were fastened with clasps for wealthier women, or drawn together with braid or string for poorer women. The outer dress was a tube of material, rather like a pinafore, and often called a ‘peplos’. A pair of shoulder-brooches or clasps held this onto the under-dress. 7th to 9th centuries Shoulder-brooches and wrist-clasps went out of fashion, and the sleeves of the over-dress now came to just below elbow-length on the arms and calf-length around the legs. 10th to 11th centuries The under-dress was now often pleated or folded, while the sleeves of the over-dress tended to flare towards the wrist. Children seem to have worn very much the same style of clothing as adults, but in smaller sizes. Making clothes was women’s work, and spinning and weaving were among the main activities of women in the Anglo-Saxon period.

Concepts of Authenticity in Early Music and Popular Music Communities | Ethnomusicology Review 22 Christopher Page published his research in a series of articles and books, beginning with “Machaut’s ‘Pupil’ Deschamps on the Performance of Music.” Early Music, 5 (1977), 484–91, and “The Performance of Songs in Late Medieval France: A New Source,” Early Music 10 (1982), 441-450. On Page and Gothic Voices and their reception in Early Music and musicological circles, see Leech-Wilkinson, The Modern Invention of Medieval Music (2002), chapter 2. 23 An interview with Renée Fleming, published in late 2003, was quoted online in January 2004: “I am the voice of Gollum - just before he dies. He's my favorite. Appendix: some (mostly British) musicians, listed in order of birth 1920s Joan Sutherland, (b Sydney, 7 Nov 1926; d near Montreux, Switzerland, 10 Oct 2010), soprano Gustav Leonhardt, (b ‘s Graveland, 30 May 1928; d Amsterdam, 16 Jan 2012), harpsichord, organ, conductor Andrea Von Ramm, (b Pärnu, Estonia, 8 Sept 1928; d Munich, 30 Nov 1999), soprano 1930s David James (b 1950), countertenor

Anglo-Saxon Instruments - English Historical Fiction ... by Richard Denning We have a pretty good idea of what musical instruments the Anglo-Saxons used. The Cotton collection in the British Museum includes the top image showing a Saxon king playing a harp with a horn player, an early trumpet and a rebec (a early violin type instrument). The lower image shows a lyre, bone flute and another type of woodwind. I now own four replica instruments based on Anglo-Saxon originals so I thought I would show them today. First I have the Horn. Next up is the bone flute. Drums were certainly used. Finally here is my lyre. This is the original Sutton Hoo Lyre in the British Museum: Here is a video of me playing (badly) these instruments. --------------------------------------------------------------- Richard Denning is an author of historical fiction.

Primary History - Anglo-Saxons - Anglo-Saxon beliefs Who were the Anglo-Saxons? The Angle, Saxon, and Jute are known as the Anglo-Saxons. The Angles and the Saxon tribes were the largest of the three attacking tribes and so we often know them as Anglo-Saxons. They shared the same language but were each ruled by different strong warriors. Anglo-Saxons The Anglo-Saxons were warrior-farmers and came from north-western Europe. The Anglo-Saxons were tall, fair-haired men, armed with swords and spears and round shields. They loved fighting and were very fierce. Their skills included hunting, farming, textile (cloth) production and leather working. How do we know about skills and occupations of the Anglo-Saxons ? We know about the Anglo-Saxons because of things we have found giving us quite detailed information about their lives. Knives and spears are often found in Anglo-Saxon men's graves. What did the Anglo-Saxons do for entertainment (leisure)? The Anglo-Saxons enjoyed horse racing, hunting, feasting and music-making.

History - Anglo-Saxon Law and Order Primary History - Anglo-Saxons - Kings and laws Ashmolean Museum: Anglo-Saxon Discovery - Beliefs When did the Anglo-Saxons become christians? When the Romans left, just after AD400, there were still some christians in Britain, but when the Anglo-Saxons arrived most people appear to have become pagans. Archaeologists can tell this from the types of burials, since pagans buried people with their possessions but christians did not. The christian church in Rome sent a monk called Augustine to England in AD597 to convert the Anglo-Saxons to christianity. At the same time, in the north of Britiain, christian monks arrived from Ireland and converted the Picts in Scotland and the Anglo-Saxons in Northumbria. Graduallly more and more Anglo-Saxons became christians until christianity replaced paganism altogether. The christians built churches and founded monasteries all over the country. Are there any Anglo-Saxon churches where you live? Find out more about Anglo-Saxon churches