Inside the mind of the Mercian warrior
Chris Fern and George Speake, Staffordshire Hoard Research Project and Cathy Shingler, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, talk to Jenni Butterworth about what the hoard tells us about Anglo-Saxon warriors and their beliefs.
- How the intricate designs and high level of artistic achievement of the hoard pieces are shedding new light on the people who owned them, their beliefs and lifestyles.
- What the weapons in the hoard tell us about Anglo-Saxon warfare.
- Their work to understand why and how the hoard might have been buried.
KEYWORDS: Staffordshire Hoard, Anglo Saxons, Mercia, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, BMAG, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Books, Warriors, Beowulf