Session 1: The Anglo-Saxons

Bayeux Tapestry A long embroidered cloth from 1070s Norman England visually depicting the Norman Conquest
Britannia Roman Britain, c. 43 CE–c. 410 CE
Client state A state governed under heavy influence of a more powerful state
Danelaw An independent, Scandinavian-ruled territory in northern England from 886 until 954; in the intervening period, the northern territories were gradually won back by the House of Wessex
Ingvaeonic The North Sea Germanic language family: Old Frisian, Old English, Old Saxon
Interlace A decorative style, found in the visual arts and especially in the metalwork of early medieval northern Europe, involving intertwining ribbons, often terminating in animal heads
Interpretatio romana The practice of identifying foreign deities with approximate Roman equivalents, e.g. reading Mercury for Wodan
Universal religion A religion based on individual salvation