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Anglo-saxon- nice embroidery around the neck and cuffs. Seems like they didn't worry so much about tight-fitting sleeves, I guess because they had better weather than the poor norse folk.

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Anglo-Saxon Gold Beast Pendant, 9th Century ADA triangular gold pendant with slightly convex edges and integral cast loop; the outer edges notched; the central keyed field with reserved beast in...

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Middle Saxon Woman - A simple costume,in natural colours, accentuated with jewellery. ~ Lots of early-period outfits on this site based on finds in Britain.

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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.

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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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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...

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Anglo-Saxon (600 – 1154): Simple Veils, Head-tires, Combs, and Pin. "During this time the head was always covered with no hair showing, although it was usually braided elaborately underneath the veil..."

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