Treasures of the Anglo Saxons

Treasures of the Anglo Saxons 59min


Art historian Dr Nina Ramirez reveals, for the first time, the codes and messages hidden in dark age Anglo Saxon Art. Starting with the beautiful jewellery that adorned the first violent Pagan invaders through to the stunning Christian manuscripts they would become famous for– she explores the beliefs and ideas that shaped Anglo Saxon art

Examining many of the greatest Anglo Saxon treasures– such as the Sutton Hoo Treasures, the Staffordshire Hoard, the Franks Casket and the Lindesfarne Gospels, Dr Ramirez charts 600 years of artistic development which was stopped dead in its tracks by the Norman invasion

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