Book 2, Chapter 6, The End of the Ninth Century – Anglo Saxon Furniture
It is very rare that we can catch in history a glimpse of the internal economy of the Anglo Saxon household. Enough, however, is told to show us that the Saxon woman in every class of society possessed those characteristics which are still considered to be the best traits of the character of Englishwomen, she was the attentive housewife, the tender companion, the comforter and consoler of her husband and family, the virtuous and noble matron. In their chamber, besides spinning and weaving, the ladies were employed in needlework and embroidery, and the Saxon ladies were so skilful in this art, that their work, under the name of “English work” was celebrated on the continent.
Chapter 6, Ancient Towns and Highways
Chapter 6, Internal Fittings of Houses
Chapter 6, Anglo-Saxon Furniture
Chapter 6, Anglo Saxon Hunting and Travelling
Chapter 6, Anglo-Saxon Language
Categories: Book 2