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The Saxon and Viking Panel
The Central Panel

  1. A Viking ship sailing up the River Thames
  2. A Saxon on a raft catching fish in a net
  3. The martyrdom of St. Alfege. He was felled by the Danes at Greenwich in the 11th Century
  4. Saxon farmers herding cattle
  5. Strip farming
  6. An early Saxon church – a wooden Mass House; one used to stand near the site of St. Nicholas Church, Plumstead.
  7. An early Saxon village showing the characteristic buildings surrounded by a stockade
  8. A noble Saxon family hunting with a hawk and dogs
  9. A peasant family – the man holds a scythe
  10. The Roman road is falling into disrepair
  11. Saxon villagers
  12. Wild flowers of this period

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The Border Panels


Prow of Viking ship

Saxon gold torque

Saxon beehives

Saxon harp

St. Cuthbert’s garnet cross

Sutton Hoo armour

Viking drinking horn

Saxon shield

Viking shield

Buckle and Viking ship

Saxon wooden spoon

Viking axe

Pilgrim flask

Viking motif – stylised eagle

Jet cross, Viking pendant

Jewelled clasp