Living with One Foot in the Grave: the elderly in Early Anglo-Saxon England
Although historical documents and texts tell us otherwise, it is generally believed, not only by people without the expertise to know better, that nobody lived to what we would consider to be old age in the distant past. While it is certainly true that fewer individuals reached their allotted three score years and ten, most communities would have had people who lived to their seventies, eighties or even nineties. It is not that the elderly didn’t exist, it is that the methods used to identify...[Show more]
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