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Silver early penny, Series Z, c. 715-20; the bearded and moustached face contrasts with the clean-shaven appearance of the previous coin. CM.1614-2007, De Wit Collection.

Silver early penny, Series Z, c. the bearded and moustached face contrasts with the clean-shaven appearance of the previous coin.

Saxon cross  Anglo-Saxon paganism refers to the religious beliefs and practices followed by the Anglo-Saxons between the fifth and eighth centuries AD, during the initial period of Early Medieval England.

Saxon cross Anglo-Saxon paganism refers to the religious beliefs and practices…

Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-Saxons. (849 – 26 October 899) (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, "elf counsel") was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.

Alfred the Great 849 – 26 Oct 899 (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, "elf counsel") King of Wessex from 871 to He defended his kingdom against the Vikings, and became the dominant ruler in England.

Reverse of Edward I long-cross penny found during investigations at Weedon Hill, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Long cross pennies were first issued during the reign of Henry III, to try to stop people clipping silver coinage.

Reverse of Edward I long-cross penny found during investigations at Weedon Hill, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Long cross pennies were first issued during the reign of Henry III, to try to stop people clipping silver coinage.

Disk Brooch, early 600s Anglo-Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Old English Runes | Tha Engliscan

Old English Runes | Tha Engliscan

Anglo-Saxon Stones, St Mary's church, Acton, Cheshire, England.

A guide to the most popular places to visit in Cheshire, the Peak District, Lancashire and the Wirral. The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia.

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The Anglo-Saxon dioceses before 925 AD. Normal diocesan life was greatly disrupted in England during the Viking Age.

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