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King Alfred’s jewel

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Alfred Jewel, front view

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AN1836 P. 135.371 Alfred jewel © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford


Alfred Jewel, front, back, side views

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AN1836 P. 135.371 Alfred jewel © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford


Silver penny of Alfred the Great

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Ivory plaque depicting Christ

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Fuller brooch

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Video: King Alfred's childhood

Source: bbc.co.uk

King Alfred’s childhood and education, with a focus on books and reading (3 minute BBC video).

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/what-we-know-about-king-alfred-and-his-life/5229.html

About the Anglo-Saxons

Source: anglosaxondiscovery.ashmolean.org

Resources from the Ashmolean Museum including information on Old English and Anglo-Saxon kings.

Visit the site http://anglosaxondiscovery.ashmolean.org/index.html

Jorvik’s last king

Source: bbc.co.uk

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

English and Vikings

Source: bbc.co.uk

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

Video: Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Source: bbc.co.uk

Information for children about Anglo-Saxon life, including a video clip about the Anglo Saxon Chronicle

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

Resources for children

Source: britishmuseum.org

Museum explorer: Anglo-Saxon England. Written for children, with information about jewellery, tools and technology, leaders, and objects in the British Museum’s collection.

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

Outside the classroom



Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Ashmolean Museum

Source: ashmolean.org

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford offers a taught session on Anglo-Saxons.

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

The British Library

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.bl.uk/

Lindisfarne Priory

Source: english-heritage.org

Visit the site http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/lindisfarne-priory/

Bede’s World, Jarrow

Source: bedesworld.co.uk

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

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/
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King Alfred’s jewel