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Shedding new light on the Anglo-Saxon world
The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginnings of England
by Marc Morris, published by Penguin (Hutchinson), (2021), 9781786330994
Morris shows how the hoards hidden during the late Roman/early Saxon period are a clear reflection of the unstable nature of politics. Two centuries later, Sutton Hoo (620s CE) represents the old pagan England but also the growing wealth of the kingdom. This can be effectively compared to the Staffordshire Hoard (650–675 CE), with its mixture of war loot and Christian objects, showing the growing significance of Christianity just a short time later. The final area to emphasise is covered in Chapter 7, where the much more stable and wealthy Anglo-Saxon society is producing material like the illuminated manuscripts and the Alfred Jewel (9th–10th centuries CE).
Sutton Hoo and the rediscovery of the Anglo-Saxons
The man at Sutton Hoo
by James Campbell, published by BBC History Magazine, (2021, written in 2015)
Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons
Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War
by Claire Breay and Joanna Story (edited by), published by British Library Publishing, (2018), 9780712352079
King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons - Alfred and the Economy
published by BBC, (2013)
Text © Mark Robinson, 2021.