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Secret of the Saxon cemetery found in Norfolk field

by Dave Sadler
An Anglo-Saxon cemetery was discovered in a Norfolk field when cables for a wind farm were being buried - but the find has remained a secret ever since. Mystery continues to surround what was found in the field at Fulmodeston near Fakenham in 2014, with information…

DANISH INVASION, VIKING VIOLENCE, AND CNUT’S MUTILATION OF HOSTAGES AT SANDWICH

by Dave Sadler
By 1028, Cnut the Great had brought England, Denmark, and Norway into a vast North Sea hegemony under his kingship. It was an unrivalled achievement that granted Cnut the political clout to deal with the Holy…

Anglo-Saxon Graves Show Older Women Were Not Respected In Death

by Dave Sadler
In spite of the fact that women in Anglo-Saxon England were living to a ripe old age, a new archaeological study in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology called "Sex and the Elderly" shows that they were often disrespected in death.…

Oldest complete Latin ​​Bible set to return to UK after 1,302 years

by Dave Sadler
One of the greatest of all Anglo-Saxon treasures, the oldest complete Latin Bible in existence, is returning to the UK for the first time in 1,302 years. The Codex Amiatinus is a beautiful and giant Bible produced…

Weyhill, Andover – an Anglo-Norman execution cemetery

by Dave Sadler
In 2016 Cotswold Archaeology excavated a site prior to the construction of a new Aldi store, at Weyhill Road, on the western fringes of Andover, in Hampshire. While there was some evidence for late Iron Age and Roman activity at the site, the most significant…

The history discovered below Crowngate

by Dave Sadler
ARCHAEOLOGISTS gained invaluable insights into the city's history through excavations under the Crowngate shopping centres. The first dig took place ahead of the construction of the Blackfriars complex, which later became Crowngate Friary Walk. The second excavation preceded the Crowngate…

Saxon Shore Forts of Britannia

by Dave Sadler
Saxon Shore forts are defensive fortifications, built by the late Roman Empire to defend the coast of the Roman province of Britannia (Britain) and the opposite side of the English Channel. Continue reading - Saxon Shore Forts of Britannia

The Lives and Deaths of Young Medieval Women: The Osteological Evidence

by Dave Sadler
Introduction: Written sources from the medieval period focus mainly on the activities of adults, particularly males and often those from the wealthier sections of society. Recent scholarship has attempted to redress this balance…

Anglo-Saxon finds discovered at wind farm site

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have unearthed an Anglo-Saxon settlement as part of preparation work for a £2.5bn wind farm. East Anglia One is being built 30 miles (48km) off the Suffolk coast, with the onshore cable route running 23 miles (37km)from Bawdsey to Bramford. Continue…

Major work to transform Sutton Hoo into world heritage attraction to go ahead thanks to lottery cash

by Dave Sadler
A bold project aiming to unlock the magic and stories surrounding one of Britain’s greatest treasures is set to go ahead after lottery chiefs agreed a £1.8million grant…
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