The Saxons and their way of life. Daily Life Government Religion The Daily Basis for the Anglo Saxons The Saxons Serve Religion Revolution The Anglo Saxons live in one room houses with a hearth of fire for cooking, heating and light, and a metal cooking pot. The used a loom to weave wool cloth. The skills that the Saxons put to use were the smith made iron tools, knives, and swords, the wood workers made wood bowls, furniture, etc., Potters made pottery from clay, shoemakers made leather boots, and jewelers made brooches. Bretwalda ruled five kingdoms. Sutton Hoo is a site in Suffolk, England, of a king’s ship burial. King Offa made “Offa Pennies” and an earthen wall and ditch for defense along the border, which he was credited with. Also, the two classes of freedmen in Anglo Saxon society were the thanes and slaves. Warfare The Saxons Strike The most feared Anglo Saxon weapon was the sword. The fyrd was filled with soldiers because the king could make a freedman join. Also, the Vikings attacked the English Monasteries to steal gold and treasures. Did u know the warrior code was, die to defend the leader? Charms were used in the Anglo Saxon pagan religion to protect from evil spirits or sickness. Their bodies were buried in the Anglo Saxon graves. St. Patrick was given credit for bringing Christianity to the Anglo Saxons. A historian is for what Bede is remembered.