In the The Mystery of the Viking Age Helmet, I describe the Viking Age helmet in the Staffordshire. An early helmet that is, as the hoard is dated to the 6th-7th century. The Staffordshire hoard is now quite famous and has a wonderful web site and display at the museum. A further promotional approach to the hoard, is the creation of a huge statue. Read more about it in an interesting article on ArchaeoDeath blog.
A metal-detector enthusiast discovered this brooch from the ninth or tenth century on a farmland in Somerset, UK. It is a round brooch with Trewhiddle-style decorations. See the BBC for more information.
A forgotten database, a rediscovered treasure trove of early medieval England.
One of the most exquisite brooches from Viking Age England.
The huge chalk figure on the Dorset hills is a familiar sight in the series of man-made figures around the world. Establishing his date of creation, however, has always been a bit of a pickle. Archaeologists of the National Trust have now studied the layers of re-chalking of the giant all the way down to the deepest patch they could find. And that patch of sand turns out to date between the eighth and twelfth century. Read more in the fine articles on The Guardian and Medievalists.net.
978 – Assassination of Edward the Martyr.
978 – Coronation of Aethelred the Unready.