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For the fire In these assaults Lamentable to behold, in the midst of the streets lay the tops of lofty towers, tumbled to the ground, stones of high walls, holy altars, fragments of human bodies, covered with livid clots of coagulated blood, looking as if they had been squeezed together in a press; and with no chance of being buried, save in the ruins of the houses, or in the ravening bellies of wild beasts and birds; with reverence be it spoken for their blessed souls, if, indeed, there were many found who were carried, at that time, into the high heaven by the holy angels Some, therefore, of the miserable remnant, being taken in the mountains, were murdered in great numbers; others, constrained by famine , came and yielded themselves to be slaves for ever to their foes, running the risk of being instantly slain, which truly was the greatest favour that could be offered them: some others passed beyond the seas with loud lamentations instead of the voice of exhortation Others, committing the safeguard of their lives, which were in continual jeopardy, to the mountains, precipices, thickly wooded forests and to the rocks of the seas albeit with trembling hearts , remained still in their country.
Gildas described how the Saxons were later slaughtered at the battle of Mons Badonicus 44 years before he wrote his history, and their conquest of Britain halted.
The 8th-century English historian Bede tells how their advance resumed thereafter. He said this resulted in a swift overrunning of the entirety of South-Eastern Britain, and the foundation of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.
During the period of the reigns from Egbert to Alfred the Great , the kings of Wessex emerged as Bretwalda , unifying the country.
They eventually organised it as the kingdom of England in the face of Viking invasions. The Continental Saxons living in what was known as Old Saxony c.
After subjugation by the Emperor Charlemagne , a political entity called the Duchy of Saxony appeared, covering Westphalia, Eastphalia, Angria and Nordalbingia Holstein, southern part of modern-day Schleswig-Holstein state.
The Saxons long resisted becoming Christians  and being incorporated into the orbit of the Frankish kingdom. This was an oft-repeated pattern when Charlemagne was distracted by other matters.
With defeat came enforced baptism and conversion as well as the union of the Saxons with the rest of the Germanic, Frankish empire.
Their sacred tree or pillar, a symbol of Irminsul , was destroyed. Charlemagne also deported 10, Nordalbingian Saxons to Neustria and gave their now largely vacant lands in Wagria approximately modern Plön and Ostholstein districts to the loyal king of the Abotrites.
Einhard , Charlemagne's biographer, says on the closing of this grand conflict:. The war that had lasted so many years was at length ended by their acceding to the terms offered by the king; which were renunciation of their national religious customs and the worship of devils, acceptance of the sacraments of the Christian faith and religion, and union with the Franks to form one people.
Under Carolingian rule , the Saxons were reduced to tributary status. There is evidence that the Saxons, as well as Slavic tributaries such as the Abodrites and the Wends , often provided troops to their Carolingian overlords.
The dukes of Saxony became kings Henry I , the Fowler, and later the first emperors Henry's son, Otto I, the Great of Germany during the 10th century, but they lost this position in The duchy was divided in when Duke Henry the Lion refused to follow his cousin, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa , into war in Lombardy.
During the High Middle Ages , under the Salian emperors and, later, under the Teutonic Knights , German settlers moved east of the Saale into the area of a western Slavic tribe, the Sorbs.
The Sorbs were gradually Germanised. This region subsequently acquired the name Saxony through political circumstances, though it was initially called the March of Meissen.
The rulers of Meissen acquired control of the Duchy of Saxony only a remnant of the previous Duchy in ; they eventually applied the name Saxony to the whole of their kingdom.
Since then, this part of eastern Germany has been referred to as Saxony German : Sachsen , a source of some misunderstanding about the original homeland of the Saxons, with a central part in the present-day German state of Lower Saxony German: Niedersachsen.
Bede , a Northumbrian writing around the year , remarks that "the old that is, the continental Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several ealdormen or satrapa who, during war, cast lots for leadership but who, in time of peace, are equal in power.
Each Gau had its own satrap with enough military power to level whole villages that opposed him. In the mid-9th century, Nithard first described the social structure of the Saxons beneath their leaders.
The caste structure was rigid; in the Saxon language the three castes, excluding slaves, were called the edhilingui related to the term aetheling , frilingi and lazzi.
These terms were subsequently Latinised as nobiles or nobiliores ; ingenui , ingenuiles or liberi ; and liberti , liti or serviles.
The frilingi represented the descendants of the amicii , auxiliarii and manumissi of that caste. The lazzi represented the descendants of the original inhabitants of the conquered territories, who were forced to make oaths of submission and pay tribute to the edhilingui.
The Lex Saxonum regulated the Saxons' unusual society. Intermarriage between the castes was forbidden by the Lex, and wergilds were set based upon caste membership.
The edhilingui were worth 1, solidi , or about head of cattle, the highest wergild on the continent; the price of a bride was also very high.
This was six times as much as that of the frilingi and eight times as much as the lazzi. The gulf between noble and ignoble was very large, but the difference between a freeman and an indentured labourer was small.
According to the Vita Lebuini antiqua , an important source for early Saxon history, the Saxons held an annual council at Marklo Westphalia where they "confirmed their laws, gave judgment on outstanding cases, and determined by common counsel whether they would go to war or be in peace that year.
In , Charlemagne abolished the system of Gaue and replaced it with the Grafschaftsverfassung , the system of counties typical of Francia. The old Saxon system of Abgabengrundherrschaft , lordship based on dues and taxes, was replaced by a form of feudalism based on service and labour, personal relationships and oaths.
Saxon religious practices were closely related to their political practices. The annual councils of the entire tribe began with invocations of the gods.
The procedure by which dukes were elected in wartime, by drawing lots, is presumed to have had religious significance, i.
Charlemagne had one such pillar chopped down in close to the Eresburg stronghold. Early Saxon religious practices in Britain can be gleaned from place names and the Germanic calendar in use at that time.
There was a religious festival associated with the harvest, Halegmonath "holy month" or "month of offerings", September. They contained a Modra niht or "night of the mothers", another religious festival of unknown content.
The Saxon freemen and servile class remained faithful to their original beliefs long after their nominal conversion to Christianity. Nursing a hatred of the upper class, which, with Frankish assistance, had marginalised them from political power, the lower classes the plebeium vulgus or cives were a problem for Christian authorities as late as Accessory buffs may wish to browse through our selection of eyepieces, finderscopes, filters and motor drives.
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The band was also popular in Japan, where the single "Motorcycle Man" stayed in the charts for almost six months.
He spent three days on the road with us. I was too busy laughing my head off. But some of the other guys didn't see the funny side. In , the band released their fourth album Denim and Leather , dedicated to their fan base.
Still popular today, its title track "Denim and Leather" is regarded as a metal anthem. Denim and Leather followed its predecessor's success and went Gold in several European countries, including the UK.
Just as the band was to embark on a long tour to follow the success of Denim and Leather , drummer Pete Gill left, after injuring his hand.
The band quickly replaced him with Nigel Glockler , formerly of Toyah , who had to learn the entire set within a day and a half. Glockler is still with the band today.
It was planned as a double album, but the record company decided to release it as a single live album, despite protests from the band. The Eagle Has Landed is still highly regarded [ citation needed ].
Saxon also played the Monsters of Rock festival again in , becoming the first band to appear there twice. The "Power and Glory Tour" was an arena tour that began in Europe, and was a huge success.
The US leg of the tour with support act Accept proved to be successful and Saxon found themselves becoming a major act in the US as the album, in its first week of release, sold more than 15, copies in Los Angeles alone.
The emerging glam metal scene in America would, however, prevent the band's conquest of the American market, as the genre was increasing in mainstream popularity.
The cover art of the album was produced by Hollywood film director Ridley Scott. Though still heavy, critics felt the album had a more commercial sound, and fans began to wonder what direction the band was taking.
Despite its commercial sound, the title track became a fan favourite. The album sold over 2 million copies and the world tour "The World Crusade" was a success both in Europe and America.
By this time the band was considered [ by whom? With the release of Innocence Is No Excuse in , the band continued to take a more commercial direction and this divided fans as the band's once raw, heavy sound had been watered down for the large US market.
The album has, however, gained appreciation from fans and critics as time has passed. With Elton John making guest appearances as pianist on 2 tracks, and Byford recording the bass parts, the album charted higher than its predecessor and was considered a success.
They hired bassist Paul Johnson to play for the band's European arena tour that followed. In , the band took time off from the constant touring and recording that had begun in the mid s, and only a minor tour of the U.
In early , Nigel Glockler left the band and was replaced by Nigel Durham. The band found it hard to attain chart success in America; the release of Destiny did not change this, and Saxon were later dropped by EMI.
In Paul Johnson was replaced by Nibbs Carter. At the time, Carter was only 22 and would later be credited for revitalising the band.
Nigel Glockler also decided to return to the band. The band eventually decided to embark on a European tour titled '10 Years of Denim and Leather' which proved to be a successful move as the band was re-established as a popular act.
In , they signed to Virgin Records and started work on their new album Solid Ball of Rock , which was released in and proved to be successful.
In , Saxon sustained this success with the release of Forever Free. The album was produced by Biff Byford and Herwig Ursin.
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