The Saxons

Anglo-Saxons in Britain

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Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

By about 600, England was divided into small Anglo-Saxon kingdoms each ruled by a king.

Much of what we know about the Anglo-Saxons comes from graves like the one discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.

Near the River Deben in Suffolk, at Sutton Hoo, are eleven mounds or 'barrows' dating back to the 7th century. In 1939 archaelogists explored the largest mound and discovered a ship buried in the mound.

Saxon burial mounds. The photo on the right shows the mound hiding the ship.

Who was buried in the ship?

To find out .... click here
Read the story on what was discovered at Sutton Hoo.

Adapted from the British Museum site for our students

Who were the Anglo-Saxons? Who?

When did the Anglo-Saxons invade Britain? When? ....... Anglo Saxon Timeline

Why did Anglo-Saxons invade Britain? Why ?

How long did the Anglo-Saxons stay in England? How long ?

Where did the Anglo-Saxons Settle in Britain? - Settle

What Anglo Saxon Place names still exist today? - Place names

What Religion did the Anglo-Saxons follow? - Religion

Where do the names of the days of the week originate from? Days of the Week

Why is Sutton Hoo famous? Sutton Hoo

What were Anglo Saxon villages and houses like? Saxon Houses and Villages

What did the Anglo-Saxons Eat and Drink? Food and Drink

Who invaded England after the Anglo-Saxons? Who invaded next?

Who was the last Anglo Saxon King and where did he die? Last Saxon King

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