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Henry Martini28 May 2017 4:48 p.m. PST

Now that I have a box of GB plastic Vikings to take on the role of Pagan Anglo-Saxons (and to plunder for bits for other figures; e.g. knives to equip those from the DA Warriors set), can any experts out there tell me if Anglo-Saxons commonly braided their hair in the pre-Viking period.

advocate29 May 2017 4:32 a.m. PST

No real evidence either way that I can see. But the prevalence of combs and razors suggests that they were well groomed however they wore their hair, and may well have shaved, maybe leaving the moustache which was to become the identifying feature of the Saxon on the Bayeux Tapestry.

Mick the Metalsmith29 May 2017 8:00 a.m. PST

Fashions could definitely run more continental in e. Angelia, Kent and the south. In the north who knows. They certainly were not the hirsutte filthy stereotype.

Mick the Metalsmith29 May 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

For that matter neither were the Vikings.

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