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Anglo-Saxons and Vikings (Early Middle Ages)
Websites to visit
A lively introduction to the people and kingdoms of Britain's Dark Ages, with lots of fun facts about everyday life, including the amazing burial ship found at Sutton Hoo, in Suffolk.
Useful information about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in Britain.
View Anglo-Saxon and Viking objects. (Click on "Anglian York" and "Viking York" in the left menu or click on "Jorvik" to see reconstructions of Viking life.)
See the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found.
View treasures from the grave of a Saxon king found in Prittlewell, in Essex, and see images of the grave site. (Scroll down and click on the grave objects under "Finds", and for more details, click on "Frequently asked questions" and "The site and the princely burial".)
Explore the grave of an Anglo-Saxon king at Sutton Hoo. (To see treasures found in the grave, click on "Read the story on what was discovered at Sutton Hoo" then to continue, click on the blue arrow at the bottom of each webpage.)
Find out about life in Anglo-Saxon times.
See beautifully designed objects made by the Picts and find fun activities about the everyday life of monks.
Find out about the Saxons and Vikings, and learn about their influence on Britain, with activities and quizzes. (For quizzes, click the "Activities" links first.)
Explore an Anglo-Saxon village.
Turn the pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels, a famous Christian manuscript. (Scroll down and click on "Pinnacle of Anglo-Saxon Art".)
Listen to how the poem "Beowulf" and the "Anglo Saxon Chronicle" may have sounded in Anglo-Saxon times. (Launch the timeline and then click on the microphone in each of the first two "acts".)
Create your own poem using words that originated with invaders of Britain, and try an artifact-matching game.
Join a Viking raid and find out about the Vikings and their ships, weapons and way of life. (To go on the raid, click on "Viking Quest".)
Find out about Viking invasions, raids and everyday life. (For an online activity about Viking trade, click on an area to explore, then click on "Thorkel and the trading voyage" in the Activity box.)
How Picts and Gaels united to fight against the Vikings. (Click on "King Kenneth McAlpine". To see how information about Pictish life has been pieced together from ancient artifacts, click on "Media Museum" and then "Pictish Stones".)
Follow the events after Edward the Confessor's death in 1066 that lead to the Norman Invasion.
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About this book
History of Britain
Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
- A fascinating account of how Britain emerged from the Dark Ages, from bloodshed on the battlefield and kings in crisis, to monks and murder.
- Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, photographs, detailed reconstructions, paintings, maps and timelines.
- Includes internet links to websites to find out more, and lists of places to visit throughout Britain.
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