Anglo-Saxon royal rings

For the classroom

The Anglo-Saxon royal rings


The front of both rings.

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Æthelwulf ring


The front of the Æthelwulf ring.

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Æthelwulf ring


The back of the Æthelwulf ring.

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Æthelswith ring


The front of the Æthelswith ring.

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Æthelswith ring


The back of the Æthelswith ring.

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Beeston Brooch


Anglo-Saxon brooch from Beeston Tor.

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Viking grave

Source: museumoflondon.org.uk

A Viking grave slab found in London.

Visit the site http://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/Online/object.aspx?objectID=object-35563&start=40&rows=1

Information for children

Source: britishmuseum.org

Information about the rings written for children.

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers/discover/museum_explorer/anglo-saxon_england/leaders_and_rulers/pair_of_royal_rings.aspx


Source: cam.ac.uk

Maps of Anglo-Saxon England.

Visit the site http://www.kemble.asnc.cam.ac.uk/node/79

The Danelaw

Source: ashmolean.org

The Danelaw: an explanation written for children, and a simple map.

Visit the site http://anglosaxondiscovery.ashmolean.org/vikings/vikings-danelaw.html


Source: ashmolean.org

Map of Anglo-Saxon England AD 650–750.

Visit the site http://anglosaxondiscovery.ashmolean.org/kings/kingdom.html

Anglo-Saxon Jewellery

Source: britishmuseum.org

British Museum: Anglo-Saxon England. This includes several pieces of Anglo-Saxon jewellery, with information written for children.

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers/childrens_online_tours/anglo-saxon_england/anglo-saxon_england.aspx

Wars with the Vikings

Source: bbc.co.uk

BBC History information for children, with images and video, about Anglo-Saxon wars with the Vikings.

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

Viking trade and expansion

Source: bbc.co.uk

BBC History information for children about Viking trade and expansion.

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

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Bede’s world

Source: bedesworld.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.bedesworld.co.uk

Winchester Cathedral

Source: winchester-cathedral.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/visit-us

V&A Museum

Source: vam.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.vam.ac.uk

Ashmolean Museum

Source: vam.ac.uk

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

The Wessex Gallery at the Salisbury Museum

Source: salisburymuseum.org.uk

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

The Danelaw Centre for Living History

Source: murtonpark.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.murtonpark.co.uk

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

Source: weststow.org

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

Norwich Castle Museum

Source: norfolk.gov.uk

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

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

Source: canterbury.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney/

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

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

Anglo-Saxon royal rings