Who were the Anglo-Saxons? The last post gave a reference that presented these folks from the view of the archaeologist . This text by Kevin Crossley-Holland gives a view from the literature and art of the Anglo-Saxons. Poems, manuscripts, prose, sculpture, jewellery and architecture are all included.
First published 1975 by The Seabury Press, NY, it contains a large number of illustrations, prints, and pictures of the Anglo-Saxon mind. Its contents are presented in the topics: WAR, DAILY LIFE, and RELIGION.
My favorite expression from an old Norse proverb:
"One thing I know never dies nor changes, the reputation of a dead man." [p.61]
As Beowulf would say : "...many a fine sight for those who have eyes to see such things."