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p. 132. The Seventh Centurylocked

  • John Blair


The early seventh-century saw rapid changes in material culture. During this time there were many political, economic, and cultural changes culminating in the rules of England accepting Christianity. ‘The Seventh Century’ looks at the changes that took place. Early seventh-century England was divided into large kingdoms, many of which had only just emerged from a state of flux. There were many smaller areas as well. During this time kings rose and fell very quickly. Society was riddled with feuds, so the succession to kingdoms was fluid and uncertain. In some ways, there was order. The efficiency of local government was one reason for this.

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