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

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

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.

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.

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

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- 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.

( - p.mc.n. ) The Jutland Peninsula showing the historic homeland of the Germanic tribes of Jutes, Angles and Saxons after the Roman departure from Britain in around 500 CE.

Jutland Peninsula showing homeland of the Germanic tribes of Jutes, Angles and Saxons after the Roman departure from Britain in around 500 CE.

helmets Anglo Saxon style

Different types and designs for Vikings helmets in battle. A lot of history assumes that Vikings did not wear armor, but these helmet designs showed that they did.

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"

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