This book is taken from a series which looks at different aspects of people's lives in bygone times. Each book deals with a particular aspect of their existence, and this one looks at Saxon villages. The series also provides general background information about the period. This book describes what it was like to live in a Saxon village - what their villages and houses looked like, how they farmed, what they ate, and what animals they kept. It explains how Saxon women spent their day, and what the children enjoyed.