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The Anglo-Saxon Era

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VFrom the Anglo-Saxon Era till the Present Time

The Anglo-Saxon refers to the settlers from the German regions of Angeln and Saxony, who made their way over to Britain after the fall of the Roman Empire around AD 410. Thus, paved the way to be known as the Anglo-Saxon Era. But I, the author of this essay, will simply discuss the Anglo-Saxon’s similarities and differences with the present modern time, specifically in three areas. And these areas would be gender roles, language and social conduct. Gender roles in the Anglo-Saxon Era are very distant to each other. Men, who are usually the strong warriors, are of the dominant gender in the society. They were the symbol of heroism for being brave and strong. They were the ones who fought in wars, fighting for their society. Men were also the central leaders, as kings and rulers. Also, they were the ones to
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But still, there are similarities between the Anglo-Saxon Era and the modern times. The Anglo-Saxon had chieftains, who led men to military expeditions, which is similar with the generals of the modern time. They also had the Mead Halls, which is the home for the society’s king, which is similar with Malacanang Palace(Philippines) or the White House(US). But the Anglo-Saxons had freedom in not showing up warrants, which is different from the present time for warrants, that are still required as of today, are needed to prove that they authorized people from the government. As of to the laws of the present time that are encoded in thick books, the Anglo-Saxons’ laws were written in the vernacular. But the Anglo-Saxons had a feudal system, which is likely present till now. It is the system for people, who were found guilty, are set to a monetary value for their lives from imprisonment. It is the same with the current punishment of today, the only difference is that, wealth and status matter to Anglo-Saxons while to the present times, not
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