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Lost Gold of the Dark Ages: War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons

by Caroline Alexander

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In 2009 Terry Herbert took his metal detector out to a farmer's field in Staffordshire and stumbled across a huge archaeological find. The Staffordshire Hoard consists of many pieces of beautiful but war-like treasure, predominantly gold inlaid with garnet. Much of it was broken or bent as though discarded.

Alexander weaves a tale of English history through the book as she speculates about the source of the hoard and what the pieces were used for. The photography and images of the hoard are very professional as you would expect in a National Geographic publication. A great book which combines history and archaeology.
  Familyhistorian | Sep 21, 2014 |
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Presents a history of England from the departure of Roman forces in 450 A. D. to the Norman invasion of 1066, focusing on the gold and silver artifacts of the Staffordshire Hoard found in 2009 to highlight the events and art of the period.

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