The Conversion of Britain: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain C.600-800

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The Britain of 600-800 AD was populated by four distinct peoples; the British, Picts, Irish and Anglo-Saxons. They spoke 3 different languages, Gaelic, Brittonic and Old English, and lived in a diverse cultural environment. In 600 the British and the Irish were already Christians. In contrast the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons and Picts occurred somewhat later, at the end of the 6th and during the 7th century. Religion was one of the ways through which cultural difference was expressed, and the rulers of different areas of ...

The Conversion of Britain: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain C.600-800 2006, Longman Publishing Group, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780582772922

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