Remnants of Englisc Life in the Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage and West Stow village, Suffolk.
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The 'Englisc', or Early Mediaeval inhabitants of Britain, were a hardy and resourceful people, remembered and revered by many for their ship burials and the stupendous jewellery of their chieftains. The poems in this book are inspired by Early Mediaeval British objects in the Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage, which give us insights into the daily lives of the Englisc. In addition to the golden brooches, the finds include much more mundane seeming artefacts: the remains of knives, buckets, gaming dice, cooking pots, and even a pair of tweezers for plucking eyebrows. Giles Watson's poems give us vivid glimpses into moments in the lives of the makers and users of these objects. Illustrated with photographs of the artefacts, and of the Saxon Village at West Stow.
- Publication Date
- Jan 6, 2022
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Giles Watson
- Interior Color
- Small Landscape (9 x 7 in / 229 x 178 mm)