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Anglo Saxon Artefacts

A wide selection of genuine and replica Anglo Saxon artefacts for use when teaching primary history at KS1 and KS2.

Saxon Starbox

SB_150

Saxon Valuebox

VB_118

Saxon Book Pack

BK_006

Runes

BH_353

Rune Bone Pendant

SX_101

Large Bone Needle

BH_227

Horn Needle

BH_241

Horn Spoon

BH_304

Carved Bone Comb

BH_315

Carved Bone Comb

BH_193

Bone Tooth Pick

BH_429

Saxon Pottery

SX_130

Large Wooden Pot

SX_119

Domesday Book

BK_104

Norman Helmet

SX_107

Queen Osburh

SX_124

Twisted Brooch

SX_140

Wooden Saxon Comb

SX_106

Firestarter

BH_221

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Who were the Anglo Saxons?

The last Roman soldiers left Britain by AD410. New people came to Britain in ships across the North Sea – the Anglo-Saxons. The Anglo-Saxon age in Britain was from around AD410 to 1066.

The Anglo-Saxons were never called ‘Anglo-Saxons’ in their own time. This is a modern phrase.

  • The Anglo-Saxons were a mix of tribes from Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.
  • The three biggest were the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes.
  • The land they settled in became known as 'Angle-land', or England.
  • They brought Germanic languages and new customs and dress.

If we use the modern names for the countries they came from, the Saxons were German-Dutch, the Angles were Southern Danish, and the Jutes were Northern Danish. They arrived over a number of decades.