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Interpretatio romanaThe practice of identifying foreign deities with approximate Roman equivalents, e.g. reading Mercury for Wodan
InterlaceA decorative style, found in the visual arts and especially in the metalwork of early medieval northern Europe, involving intertwining ribbons, often terminating in animal heads
IngvaeonicThe North Sea Germanic language family: Old Frisian, Old English, Old Saxon
Client stateA state governed under heavy influence of a more powerful state
BritanniaRoman Britain, c. 43 CE–c. 410 CE
Bayeux TapestryA long embroidered cloth from 1070s Norman England visually depicting the Norman Conquest
Universal religionA religion based on individual salvation
DanelawAn independent, Scandinavian-ruled territory in northern England from 886 until 954; in the intervening period, the northern territories were gradually won back by the House of Wessex