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.

“Old English / Anglo-Saxon was first written with a version of the Runic alphabet known as Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Frisian runes, or futhorc/fuþorc. This alphabet was an extended version of Elder Futhark.

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

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage . shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in The project, carried out by

KS2 History Timelines- Anglo Saxons Timeline Posters

History Timelines- Anglo Saxons Timeline Posters" Read up on some basic information regarding the different centuries of Anglo-Saxon culture. It helps with maintaining realism when in character.

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

Bizzare because somehow they look new:/ Three Anglo-Saxon pendants, gold & garnet inlay, early century

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 and early cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical a

Maps of Anglo-Saxon England | Kemble  This Map is based upon Bede's Ecclesiastical History

Anglo-Saxon England by Kemble, a Map based upon Bede's "Ecclesiastical History"

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

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...

Anglo-Saxon Gold Beast Pendant, 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 Trewhiddle Style with returned twisted tail;

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.

Woman's Anglo Saxon dress (from the origional website:) This dress is entirely hand sewn.

Reconstructions of various items of Anglo-Saxon and Viking bonework. Buckles, strap-ends, combs, cloak pins, needles and needle case

I love the idea that the Vikings were 'clean to the point of being neat-freaks'. Reconstructions of Anglo-Saxon and Viking bonework. Buckles, strap-ends, combs, cloak pins, needles and needle case.

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