Questions about the Anglo Saxons and the Frankish Empire, 9th century AD

Jun 2016
1
Seattle, WA
Questions about the Anglo Saxons and the Frankish Empire, 9th century AD

Hello,
I am doing some research and have a lot of questions about this time period? Can anyone help with any of the following questions or give me somewhere to start? Thank you!

WHAT WAS HUNTING LIKE IN ANGLO SAXON ENGLAND?


WHAT WOULD LIFE BE LIKE FOR AN ANGLO SAXON QUEEN?

How would the king prepare for a Hunt?
WHAT WOULD HE WEAR?

How would the king's men prepare for a Hunt?
WHAT WOULD THEY WEAR?

Who would join the Hunt?

WHAT TYPE OF DOGS WOULD JOIN THE HUNT? FALCONS? WHAT ABOUT THE FALCONER?
WHAT WOULD THE FALCONER WEAR?
WHAT WOULD BE THE ROLE OF THE MASTER OF THE HUNT?
WHAT WOULD HE WEAR?
WHAT FOREST DID THIS HUNT TAKE PLACE IN? WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE?
HOW WOULD ANGLO SAXON KING'S MEN HAVE TREATED A FIELD INJURY? HOW WOULD THEY HAVE TRANSPORTED the injured?
WHAT TYPE OF BOW WAS USED IN THE 9TH CENTURY (860 AD)? OTHER WEAPONS/HUNTING TOOLS?
HOW WOULD THE ANGLO SAXONS HAVE DESCRIBED "INFECTION?" COULD INFECTION OF A WOUND COME ON SO QUICKLY (IN LESS THAN A DAY?)
HOW WOULD ONE FAMILY MEMBER DETHRONE ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER? WHAT IS THE PROCESS INVOLVED?
HOW WOULD A TRIAL BEFORE THE WITAN TAKE PLACE? WHAT WOULD BE THE PROCESS FOR ARRESTING, OR CHARGING, AN INDIVIDUAL, AT THIS TIME?
WHAT IS "THE ORDEAL?" WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
WOULD ELWYNNE BE A CREDIBLE WITNESS?
HOW MANY NUNS WOULD BE HOUSED IN THE ABBEY? WHO IS THE ABBESS? WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE TO BE IMPRISONED IN AN ABBEY IN 9TH CENTURY FRANCE?
How many nuns would be housed in abbey?
WOULD YOUNG NOBLES IN 9TH CENTURY EUROPE HAVE NANNIES/NURSEMAIDS?
CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE ROUTE FROM WEST FRANCIA, SENLIS, TO PALACE OF AACHEN (PRESENT DAY GERMANY, LOTHAIR'S DOMAIN), TO WHERE LOUIS II RESIDED, THEN TO ROME, THEN BACK TO PALACE OF AACHEN,)
HOW WOULD CHARLES SEND AN ARMY AFTER JUDITH? WHAT WOULD BE
WHERE WOULD WALDRADA AND LOTHAIR HAVE MET ON A REGULAR BASIS?
DO DUNGEONS EXIST AT THIS TIME? WHERE WOULD 9TH CENTURY PRISONERS HAVE BEEN KEPT?
WOULD ROYALS HAVE TRAVELLED WITHOUT ESCORTS?
 

Edric Streona

Ad Honorem
Feb 2016
4,518
Japan
An anglo-saxon hunting party.

I'd guess they would be armed with spears and hunting bows. They would be wearing their tunics and leggings as normal. The lords and housecarls would ride while Ceorls and freemen would be on foot.
They might take hunting dogs with them if they have them. Possibly hunting horns aswell.
They wouldn't be armoured.

Forests in England are mainly a mixture of birch, elm, oak and yew I think. I'm not sure how or if this has changed. The further back you go I guess the more wild and overgrown they were. Game is likely to be stags and deer or wild boar of hunting for sport.
Rabbits, fowl and such like if hunting food.

I don't what the anglo-saxon word for infection is. I imagine emergency treatment for a puncture wound would be to stop the blood flow and carry the wounded back home so a healer can look at him.
 

notgivenaway

Ad Honorem
Jun 2015
5,775
UK
William I established royal forests, which were areas under the King's control for his pleasure (,i.e. hunting).

The Anglo-Saxon kings had no real equivalent, but then I'm sure they had reserves, or possibly land leased to a thegn in which they hunted deer or boar, even bears and wolves.

They would have had a party of hawks, dogs, and a personal guard to help him hoist/mount his horse, offer drink/refreshments, etc.

I doubt Athelstan, or Alfred the Great, Athelred the Unready/Bad Counsel, or Edgar the Peaceable, would have worn chainmail whilst hunting, but possibly leather or something that was flexible enough to ride in.