Lost gold of the dark ages: war, treasure, and the mystery of the Saxons

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[2011]
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"In July 2009 an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast made an astonishing find- 1500 pieces of bejeweled gold and silver almost 1500 years old, buried, lost, then forgotten. The treasure trove promises to shed unprecedented light on the most mysterious period of British history the so-called "Dark Ages" when the Saxons, Anglos, Celts, Picts, Jutes, and Vikings battled for control of the British Isles and a "mish mash of peoples evolved into a homogenous nation possessed with a strong cultural identity," according to New York Times bestselling author of the book, Caroline Alexander. lexander, author of the bestselling The Endurance and The Bounty, draws themes from the story of the spectacular treasure to explore the entire fascinating history of the Saxons in England; from the fall of Rome to the flourishing and seemingly incomprehensible spread of Saxon influence. Piece by piece, she draws readers into a world of near constant warfare guided by a unique understanding of Christianity, blended as it was with pagan traditions. Through heroic and epic literature that survives in poems such as Beowulf and the Legends of King Arthur, Alexander seeks to separate myth from reality and wo
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subject_facet Europe, Excavations (Archaeology) -- England -- Staffordshire, History, Middle Ages, Staffordshire (England) -- Antiquities, Treasure troves -- Great Britain, United Kingdom, United Kingdom -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066
title_display Lost gold of the dark ages : war, treasure, and the mystery of the Saxons
title_full Lost gold of the dark ages : war, treasure, and the mystery of the Saxons / Caroline Alexander ; principal photography by Robert Clark
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