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Saxon Collection

Background imageSaxon Collection: Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry. 1066-1077. Battle of Hastings (1066). Detail. Romanesque art. Tapestry. FRANCE. Bayeux. Archaeological Museum

Background imageSaxon Collection: St Hilda / Whitby / Reid

St Hilda / Whitby / Reid
SAINT HILDA OF WHITBY Anglo-Saxon abbess, receiving a visit from Caedmon

Background imageSaxon Collection: St Albans Abbey 1802

St Albans Abbey 1802
St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire. The Abbey was founded in 793 by Offa, King of Mercia, supposedly on the site of the martyrdom of St Alban in A.D. 303

Background imageSaxon Collection: King Harold II (Harold Godwinson)

King Harold II (Harold Godwinson)
HAROLD II or HAROLD GODWINSON (c 1022-1066) King of England, reigned for nine months in 1066, killed at Hastings

Background imageSaxon Collection: Map / England & Wales 9C

Map / England & Wales 9C
England and Wales during the Saxon era

Background imageSaxon Collection: Sutton Hoo treasure

Sutton Hoo treasure
A double-page spread relating to the Anglo-Saxon ship burial ground discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. it was filled with many priceless treasures, a few of which are shown here

Background imageSaxon Collection: St Swithin / Dudley / Maxims

St Swithin / Dudley / Maxims
SAINT SWITHIN or SWITHUN Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastic, Bishop of Winchester, associated with a prediction of rain for 40 days

Background imageSaxon Collection: Battle of Brunanburh during the Viking invasions of England

Battle of Brunanburh during the Viking invasions of England
Battle of Brunanburh between the Anglo-Saxon King Aethelstan and an alliance of Olaf Guthfrithson and others, during the Viking invasions of England

Background imageSaxon Collection: Page from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Page from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
A page from a version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, narrating events of the years 772 to 794. It was written in Old English in the 9th century by a Wessex scribe

Background imageSaxon Collection: Map / Britain / Saxon Period

Map / Britain / Saxon Period
Map of England and Wales showing kingdoms of Saxon heptarchy

Background imageSaxon Collection: The Venerable Bede

The Venerable Bede
THE VENERABLE BEDE Anglo-Saxon scholar, historian and theologian

Background imageSaxon Collection: LFDCA-LFB Volvo dual purpose diesel pump ladder

LFDCA-LFB Volvo dual purpose diesel pump ladder
Pictured on Blackheath in SE London, the pump ladder from Greenwich fire station

Background imageSaxon Collection: Hugh of St Victor / Thevet

Hugh of St Victor / Thevet
HUGH OF SAINT VICTOR Saxon or Flemish theologian and mystic

Background imageSaxon Collection: Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps. 7th-8th centurie

Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps. 7th-8th centurie
Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps decorated with inlaid gold, enamel and garnet. 7th-8th centuries AD. From Mound 1. Near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. British Museum. London. England

Background imageSaxon Collection: Saxon Ladies / Strutt

Saxon Ladies / Strutt
Anglo-Saxons of 9th & 10th centuries: tunics (kirtles)- one with an embroidered hem, super-tunic (roc), mantles, veils or head-rails which completely cover the hair

Background imageSaxon Collection: Anglo-Saxon Men Pl. XIX

Anglo-Saxon Men Pl. XIX
Anglo-Saxons of 9th & 10th century: green tunic, pan-hose & shoes, tunic with gold border & front slit, mantles, leg bandages, shoes with a central slit on the upper. 9th century

Background imageSaxon Collection: The noble building of Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, with its Norman Gateway

The noble building of Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, with its Norman Gateway, as seen from the pathway by the Cornmill stream. Date: 11th century

Background imageSaxon Collection: The Barbarine - first climbed 1905 - Germany

The Barbarine - first climbed 1905 - Germany
The Barbarine - the best-known, free-standing rock formation in the German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The pinnacle is the symbol of Saxon Switzerland

Background imageSaxon Collection: North Elmham Church

North Elmham Church
St. Marys Church, North Elmham, Norfolk, England. Bishop Herbert de Losinga built the first 11th century church here; the present one is 13th century. Date: 13th century

Background imageSaxon Collection: King Oswalds Arm

King Oswalds Arm
St Aidan prayed that the arm of King Oswald, which had given freely to beggars, would never decay. A story told in Bedes History. The arm remained uncorrupted for 9 centuries

Background imageSaxon Collection: Burnham Deepdale Church

Burnham Deepdale Church
All Saints Church, with its Saxon round tower, at Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, England. Date: Medieval

Background imageSaxon Collection: Holborn Union Infirmary, Highgate, London

Holborn Union Infirmary, Highgate, London
The Holborn Union Infirmary, Archway Road, Highate, North London. A tram passes by. The infirmary, which was opened in 1879, was designed by Henry Saxon Snell

Background imageSaxon Collection: Churches / Earls Barton

Churches / Earls Barton
A Saxon church tower (circa 880), Earls Barton, Sussex

Background imageSaxon Collection: Pepys / Kits Cotty / Visit

Pepys / Kits Cotty / Visit
SAMUEL PEPYS Statesman and diarist, visiting Kits Cotty near Maidstone, Kent, on 24 March 1669: " I was mightily glad to see it." Date: 1633 - 1703

Background imageSaxon Collection: Edward Confessor / Woodcut

Edward Confessor / Woodcut
ENGLISH ROYALTY Edward or Eadward, called the confessor. Last of Anglo-Saxon line. Son of Aethelred II, cousin of William the conqueror. Date: 1004-1066

Background imageSaxon Collection: Costume / Men / Saxon Chief

Costume / Men / Saxon Chief
A Saxon warrior chief, fully equipped for battle in helmet and body armour, and carrying a long spear

Background imageSaxon Collection: King Alfred Jewel

King Alfred Jewel
The King Alfred Jewel, made on the orders of King Alfred the Great. It was discovered in 1693, in North Petherton, Somerset, and is now a popular exhibit at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Background imageSaxon Collection: Unveiling the Christmas Truce Memorial, Frelinghien

Unveiling the Christmas Truce Memorial, Frelinghien
The most fully documented Christmas Truce story of 1914 took place between the 2nd Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Saxon 133rd Infantry Regiment plus the Prussian 6th Jager Battalion at Frelinghien

Background imageSaxon Collection: Saxon swords, daggers and crossbow bolt

Saxon swords, daggers and crossbow bolt
Saxon weapons: ancient iron sword 1, 2, and dirks and daggers 3, 4 found in the River Wytham, Lincolnshire, and a crossbow bolt found in the camp at Danbury, Essex 5

Background imageSaxon Collection: Saxon and Anglo-Saxon kings in battle armour, 8th century

Saxon and Anglo-Saxon kings in battle armour, 8th century
Saxon king in chainmail tunic with double-edged sword and shield, and Anglo-Saxon king of the Heptarchy, 8th century, in leather breastplate standing over a defeated enemy with a cup made from a

Background imageSaxon Collection: A striking view of Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, showing the square battlements of

A striking view of Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, showing the square battlements of King Harolds noble minster, which dominates this little town, on the Hertfordshire border. Date: 11th century

Background imageSaxon Collection: Sutton Hoo Treasure. Purse lid. 7th-8th centuries AD

Sutton Hoo Treasure. Purse lid. 7th-8th centuries AD. From Mound 1. Near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageSaxon Collection: Sutton Hoo Treasure. Domestic objects. 7th-8th centuries AD

Sutton Hoo Treasure. Domestic objects. 7th-8th centuries AD. From Mound 1. Near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageSaxon Collection: Saxon Cottage, Steyning, South Downs, Sussex

Saxon Cottage, Steyning, South Downs, Sussex
Saxon Cottage with thatched roof, Steyning, South Downs, Sussex - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageSaxon Collection: Anglo-Saxon window, St Mary's Church, in the village of Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire Date: 1930s

Anglo-Saxon window, St Mary's Church, in the village of Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire Date: 1930s

Background imageSaxon Collection: Saxon church at Corhampton, Hampshire, England

Saxon church at Corhampton, Hampshire, England
Corhampton Church, Hampshire, England - viewed from the north. Standing on a mound adjacent to the River Meon beside an ancient yew tree, which almost certainly predates it

Background imageSaxon Collection: King Alfred burns the cakes

King Alfred burns the cakes
King Alfred in the Neatherd's cottage, burning the cakes Date: 9th century

Background imageSaxon Collection: King Alfred prior to burning the cakes

King Alfred prior to burning the cakes
King Alfred in the Neatherd's cottage, prior to burning the cakes Date: 9th century

Background imageSaxon Collection: Mrs McBride on Saxon Queen

Mrs McBride on Saxon Queen
Mrs McBride and Saxon Queen competed at Richmond Horse Show, winning Class 8. Date: 1910

Background imageSaxon Collection: KING EGBERT (775 - 839), King of the West Saxons (Wessex) (reigned 802 - 839)

KING EGBERT (775 - 839), King of the West Saxons (Wessex) (reigned 802 - 839)

Background imageSaxon Collection: Becket, Saint Thomas

Becket, Saint Thomas. Saxon prelate and politician, archbishop of Canterbury. Scenes of the martyrdom and death of St. Thomas Becket that decorate the apse of the Church of St Mary in Barcelona, Spain

Background imageSaxon Collection: THE DEATH OF HEREWARD

THE DEATH OF HEREWARD
HEREWARD THE WAKE And with a shout of Torfrida, which made the Bruneswald ring, he hurled the shield full in the Breton's face and fell forward, dead'. Date: 1072

Background imageSaxon Collection: KING ALFRED, WINCHESTER

KING ALFRED, WINCHESTER
An imposing statue of King Alfred at Winchester, Hants. The work of Hamo Thornycroft, it was erected in 1901 to commemorate the millenary (1899) of King Alfred's death. Date: 849 - 899

Background imageSaxon Collection: SAXON FUNERAL STUFF

SAXON FUNERAL STUFF
Saxon funeral habit and various ornaments Date: circa 800

Background imageSaxon Collection: SAXON BURIAL

SAXON BURIAL
Saxons bury their dead wrapped in a shroud, not in a coffin but in a grave lined with stones Date: circa 600

Background imageSaxon Collection: Saxon Cottage, Steyning

Saxon Cottage, Steyning by Terry Whitworth

Background imageSaxon Collection: Detail of the RWF Christmas Truce Plaque, Frelinghien

Detail of the RWF Christmas Truce Plaque, Frelinghien
The plaque is on the memorial plinth unveiled by the daughter of Frank Richards in 2008. There are also plaques to the German 6th Jaeger Battalion and the 133rd Saxon Infantry Regiment

Background imageSaxon Collection: Font in the Saxon church of St. Marys at Deerhurst

Font in the Saxon church of St. Marys at Deerhurst, Gloucestershire, England, scene of a treaty between Canute and Edmund Ironside in 1016. Date: circa 1920s



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