Anglo saxon

Three Anglo-Saxon pendants and brooch, gold & garnet inlay, early 7th century

Three Anglo-Saxon pendants and brooch, gold & garnet inlay, early 7th century

A study released last week shows that up to 40 per cent of our DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations here in 450-600AD. The project is particularly interesting because it would seem that our genetic make-up bares out those old traditions and clichés about how we relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take for example the bitter wars fought over whether you put jam or cream on a scone first...

Ancient boundaries are the strongest

A study released last week shows that up to 40 per cent of our DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations here in 450-600AD. The project is particularly interesting because it would seem that our genetic make-up bares out those old traditions and clichés about how we relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take for example the bitter wars fought over whether you put jam or cream on a scone first...

Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo:  Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, now held in the British Museum in London.  by Malcolm Bott

Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo: Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, now held in the British Museum in London. by Malcolm Bott

Anglo Saxon period: 927–1066

Anglo Saxon period: 927–1066

The Anglo-Saxon warriors were one of the most brutal warriors. Carrying barbed-spears that were over two meters long, these warriors would fight every battle like it was their last.

1 Anglo Saxon warriors

The Anglo-Saxon warriors were one of the most brutal warriors. Carrying barbed-spears that were over two meters long, these warriors would fight every battle like it was their last.

Comparison of Old English and modern English, with the introduction of Beowulf. The full site is an encyclopedia of languages with information on history of languages, etc.

Comparison of Old English and modern English, with the introduction of Beowulf. The full site is an encyclopedia of languages with information on history of languages, etc.

KS2 History Timelines- Anglo Saxons Timeline Posters

KS2 History Timelines- Anglo Saxons Timeline Posters

Reconstruction of the ways of wearing the Anglo-Saxon peplos based on archeological evidence and Continental sources. "Cloth and Clothing in early Anglo-Saxon England", Penelope Walton Rogers.

Reconstruction of the ways of wearing the Anglo-Saxon peplos based on archeological evidence and Continental sources. "Cloth and Clothing in early Anglo-Saxon England", Penelope Walton Rogers.

Anglo-Saxon Filigree Seahorse from the Staffordshire Hoard, c. 7th-8th Century at Ancient & Medieval History

Anglo-Saxon Filigree Seahorse from the Staffordshire Hoard, c. 7th-8th Century at Ancient & Medieval History

BBC - Primary History - Anglo-Saxons - Stories and pastimes

BBC - Primary History - Anglo-Saxons - Stories and pastimes

Kingston Down brooch, Anglo-Saxon, early seventh-century. The ‘step’ pattern recalls the centre of the St Mark carpet page in the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Kingston Down brooch, Anglo-Saxon, early seventh-century. The ‘step’ pattern recalls the centre of the St Mark carpet page in the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Anglo Saxon Huscarl

Anglo Saxon Huscarl

I can't help thinking that all this bling was for ceremony and burial, not for everyday wear. Sure you might want your knife and pouch to hand, but what a lot of clutter! Saxon

I can't help thinking that all this bling was for ceremony and burial, not for everyday wear. Sure you might want your knife and pouch to hand, but what a lot of clutter! Saxon

Wheel of the year, Anglo Saxon stylee | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Wheel of the year, Anglo Saxon stylee | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Alfred Jewel is a Anglo-Saxon ornament made of enamel and quartz enclosed in gold that was discovered in 1693. It has been dated from the late 9th century. It was made in the reign of Alfred the Great and is inscribed "aelfred mec heht gewyrcan", meaning 'Alfred ordered me made'.Ca.  900 A.D. Medieval.

The Alfred Jewel is a Anglo-Saxon ornament made of enamel and quartz enclosed in gold that was discovered in 1693. It has been dated from the late 9th century. It was made in the reign of Alfred the Great and is inscribed "aelfred mec heht gewyrcan", meaning 'Alfred ordered me made'.Ca. 900 A.D. Medieval.

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