The Community

BriefHistory

The Community

At the top in the actual Kingdom where the community was, there would be a King elected by the Witan who were a group Ealdorman, Bishops before them, Shamans and others who advised the King, then the Thanes who would be in charge of several villages and in each village of two or three families, there would be a headman from the Ceorls/Churls Freemen whose family had special status, then came the other families of specialists like Carpenters or Blacksmiths. Then came the slaves who could be prisoners taken in conflict, criminals or those who were poor or became poor due to circumstances like a failed harvest and so became slaves.