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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...


An Anglo- Saxon glass bottle, found in Faversham, Kent, King's Field Cemetery. Many wonderful things were found when the railways were being built in the 1860's, this being one along with 20 gold brooches it would have been maybe the largest Anglo-Saxon find, but became a Victorian free for all, and the finds were not recorded properly and scattered.

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.


Sutton Hoo Burial Mounds

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


Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

anglo saxon runes--I know I'm a big geek for admitting this but Paul and I used to write letters to each other, share multiple choice answers during tests, etc using this alphabet. I don't remember a bit of it now though!


Vikings and Anglo-Saxon names - Concise lists of Viking and Anglo-Saxon names, ideal for stories and writing activities.


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.


Faversham, Kent, King's Field. Anglo-Saxon Glass bottle, In a 1950's study, of 266 Anglo-Saxon glass vessels,175 were found in Kent, 68 were found in Faversham,