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The British Library: Anglo-Saxons

Readers curious about medieval British history may want to check out the British Library's new resource on the Anglo-Saxons. Launched in February 2019, this ongoing digital project focuses on the time period from "the end of Roman rule in Britain to the Norman Conquest of England" and covers "who [the Anglo-Saxons] were, where they came from, their culture, their influence on modern-day Britain, and more." As of this write-up, this resource features 18 accessibly-written articles on such diverse topics as the Battle of Hastings, the Old English language, and Anglo-Saxon science. Each article is accompanied by multiple images from the British Library's collections, with more than 100 collection items highlighted in total. Readers can also learn about historical figures from this time period, including William the Conqueror; Queen Emma of Normandy; and the monk and historian Bede, author of the 8th-century Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Additionally, visitors can watch six short videos on a variety of historical and archival topics, such as using modern medical technology to scan ancient gospels. This digital resource was inspired by the British Library's in situ exhibition Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, and War, which ran from October 2018 to February 2019.
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April 26th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
April 23rd, 2019 at 1:29pm
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April 23rd, 2019 at 5:25pm
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