Historically, religion has played a huge role in every major civilization. The Anglo-Saxons are no different. Their religious history is an interesting one because they were both pagan and Christian. It can be clearly seen in the course of Englands history just how important religion was to the stability and unification of the many scattered kingdoms in Britain.
Eric John, the author of Reassessing Anglo-Saxon England, tells us that the Anglo-Saxons were pagans for the first two centuries that they were in England. Bede tells us that the names of the months were significant (Hred-monath: March- the celebration of the goddess Hretha), as well as the significance of hills and mounds, such as the Harrow on... View More »