Anglo-Saxon Famine solutions

5 simple steps to what Saxons did if they needed food…desperately

INFORMATION:

1. When crops failed Saxons would fill a bowl with tree bark, wild grass and even stinging nettles!
2. When desperate Saxons would eat bodies of their dead relatives.
3. For fewer mouths to feed, Saxons would sell any children under the age of seven.
4. A more drastic solution once taken; 40 villagers in Sussex once jumped of a cliff!
5. If all else fails become the Lord of the Manors slave so he has to feed you.

QUIZ QUESTION:

What was one way Saxons tired to get rid of ghosts?
A) Stay in a church for 24 hours
B) Burn all your crops
C) Paint your house a bright red colour

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QUIZ QUESTION ANSWER: B) Saxons would burn their crops to the ground! Never mind ghosts, starvation might be a bit of a problem!

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