The Saxons got their name from their short sword called the scramasax.
The Saxons are Germanic invaders of England (5th century), which were comprised of three peoples: the Saxons, the Angles, and the Jutes. (The Angles became the English).
When the Anglo-Saxons ousted the Britons, they shied away from Roman towns, preferring to live in small villages.
The Anglo-Saxons did not believe in bathing, and monks only bathed five times a year.
The Anglo-Saxons put sheepskins around their beds to get rid of fleas.
Anglo-Saxon women owned property and possessions, retaining ownership after marriage.
The Anglo-Saxon language is referred to as Old English.
The Anglo-Saxons were pagans until they were converted to Christianity by Saint Augustine in the 6th century.
The Anglo-Saxon age lasted 600 years (410-1066).
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals chronicling Anglo-Saxon history , created during the reign of Alfred the Great (9th century).