An Anglo-Saxon woman’s key

For the classroom



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Detail of the animal heads


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Detail of the ends of the girdle-hanger


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Brooch found with the girdle-hanger


The radiate-headed brooch found with the girdle-hanger.

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Pin with spangles


A pin with spangles similar to that found with the girdle-hanger; from a woman's grave at Lechlade in Gloucestershire.

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Portable Antiquities Scheme database

Source: finds.org.uk

Portable Antiquities Scheme database to search for girdle-hangers.

Visit the site http://finds.org.uk/database

The burial of women, men and children

Source: anglosaxondiscovery.ashmolean.org

Web resources from the Ashmolean Museum on the burial of women, men and children.

Visit the site http://anglosaxondiscovery.ashmolean.org/Death/burial.html

A day in the life of an Anglo-Saxon woman

Source: anglosaxondiscovery.ashmolean.org

Resource from the Ashmolean Museum on a day in the life of an Anglo-Saxon woman.

Visit the site http://anglosaxondiscovery.ashmolean.org/Life/dailylife/day_woman.html

Digging up an Anglo-Saxon burial

Source: bbc.co.uk

BBC Primary History with lots of images and videos including a game about digging up an Anglo-Saxon burial.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/

BBC Primary History: Anglo-Saxon life

Source: bbc.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/anglo-saxon_life/

Anglo-Saxon village

Source: pastexplorers.org.uk

Portable Antiquities Scheme game to explore an Anglo-Saxon village and then see how an archaeologist might find traces of it.

Visit the site http://www.pastexplorers.org.uk/village/

Video: Speaking Old English

Source: YouTube

A taste of Old English at West Stow Village.

See this video on YouTube http://youtu.be/p72ciUaTBCk

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Museum of London, London Wall

Source: museumoflondon.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/

Norwich Castle Museum

Source: museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Norwich_Castle/index.htm

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

Source: weststow.org

Visit the site http://www.weststow.org/

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org/

Museum in the Park, Stroud

Source: .museuminthepark.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/

The Collection, Lincoln

Source: thecollectionmuseum.com

Visit the site http://www.thecollectionmuseum.com/

A reconstructed Anglo-Saxon hall in Lincolnshire

Source: saxonhouse.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.saxonhouse.co.uk/index.html

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

An Anglo-Saxon woman’s key