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Vikings and Anglo-Saxon names - Concise lists of Viking and Anglo-Saxon names, ideal for stories and writing activities.

Ancient boundaries are the strongest

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…

The Pitney Brooch - Anglo-Saxon and Viking designs

immigrants from Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany spoke a cluster of related dialects falling within the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Their language began to develop its own distinctive features in isolation from the continental Germanic languages, and by 600 A.D. had developed into what we call Old English or Anglo-Saxon, covering the territory of most of modern England.

Viking longships - Ideas for a lesson exploring Viking longships and challenging pupils to design their own.

A Viking Age colour palette + bit of info on the dyes. And here's a text only page with a great list of dyes definitely and probably used: And some local colour variations, eg purple in Ireland.

Kingston Down Brooch, 7th Century AD. Anglo-Saxon - gold, inlaid with blue glass, white shell and cut garnets. This is the largest and finest brooch of its kind to be found. © National Museums Liverpool

Late Anglo-Saxon period. The ring is of a type that is associated with the Vikings, and was popular during the 9th and 10th centuries AD.

The Vikings Fact Cards - Treetop Displays - Downloadable EYFS, KS1, KS2 classroom display and primary teaching aid resource