Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs

Author(s): 
Reynolds, Andrew
ISBN: 
9780199544554
Date published: 
March 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Andrew Reynolds provides the first detailed consideration of how Anglo-Saxon society dealt with social outcasts. Burials of 'deviants' show clear development in this period, moving from locally determined practice in the pre-Christian era, to formal execution cemeteries imposed as kingdoms were consolidated from the seventh century.