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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!
An Anglo Saxon ring found by a friend in an English garden. Now known as The Hitchin Ring. The stone is a Roman intaglio showing Mars; the body possibly an 9th Century brooch; and the shaft a 10th C addition - so the experts say.
Anglo-Saxon Shield Decoration
Anglo-Saxon shield ornament from Sturry, Kent, England. Sixth Century AD, the design shows an eagle or raven. From the collection of the British Museum, London, England. This picture was taken with a hand held camera with no flash so the focus isn't brilliant.
Eyam the plague village
A 7th century Anglo Saxon cross in the churchyard at Eyam. Eyam is one of the Peak Districts tourist hot spots. Not only is it a picturesque little village but it also has a very interesting story to tell. It is known as the Plague village because in the 17th century when cases of the bubonic plague began to appear the villagers decided to isolate themselves from the outside world in order to prevent the disease from spreading. This led to many deaths within the village but thankfully…
Early Anglo-Saxon brooches and pendants
British Museum, London 21. Kentish brooches developed from Scandinavian prototypes Early 6th C AD From Dover, Kent 22. pendants from Kentish graves 6th-7th C AD From Dover, Kent 23. Four garnet inlaid, silver -gilt disc brooches of Kentish type 6th-7th C AD Faversham and Wingham, Kent