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The first thousand years: 600 - 1600 King AEthelbert - Queen Elizabeth

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Author: S.A. Reilly
Published: 1999
Language: English
Wordcount: 113,675 / 335 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 636
mnybks.net#: 5879
Genres: History, Post-1930
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reach to 14 acres. The people lived in circular huts with wood posts in a circle supporting a roof. The walls were made of saplings, and a mixture of mud and straw. Sometimes there were stalls for cattle. Cooking was in a clay oven inside or over an open fire on the outside. Forests abounded with wolves, bears, wild boars, and wild cattle.

People wore animal skins over their bodies for warmth and around their feet for protection when walking. They carried small items by hooking them onto their belts.

Pathways extended through this camp of huts and for many miles beyond. They were used for trade and transport with pack horses.

Men bought or captured women for wives and carried them over the thresholds of their huts. The first month of marriage was called the honeymoon because the couple was given mead, a drink with fermented honey and herbs, for the first month of their marriage. A wife wore a gold wedding band on the ring finger of her left hand to show that she was married. Women wore o

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