Viking and Anglo-Saxon
Explore the history of Viking and Anglo Saxon Britain with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources gathered from hundreds of museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
Continuing the trend for alternative cinema content alongside major London exhibitions, Vikings Live is about to go on a major tour of British cinemas.
Emily Beeson negotiates ale buckets and rusted broadswords on a trip around the British Museum's bewitching Life and Legend exhibition.
A 1,400-year-old gold ring will go on show to the public in a special archaeology display after being bought by the Saffron Walden Museum.
The second week of a three-week excavation at the North Yorkshire abbey is drawing to a close, with English Heritage preparing to present its findings.
Having lent some of their skeletons to the British Museum's new exhibition, archaeologists have released more details on the Vikings found in a mass grave in Weymouth in 2009.
The British Museum's first exhibition in more than 30 years to be devoted to Vikings opens this week. See some of the brooches, hoards, swords and ships here.
An adult male, found lying upon a decorative shield with a knife and spear, and a woman wearing a beaded necklace are among the finds in a Cambridgeshire village.
It might be Ragnarok - the apocalypse as predicted in Norse legend - on Saturday, but the annual Viking Festival is promising to give everyone a memorable end to life on earth.
A 1st century leopard cup from Italy and examples of the earliest gold in Wales could move to St Fagans as part of a bid to give the collection greater exposure.
An iron working site from the late Iron Age, hinting at a sophisticated iron industry the Romans would have wanted to control, has emerged on the Hastings-Bexhill link road.
Drilling through a lancet window at a 13th century castle once used against Viking invasions, archaeologists have opened a view last seen by a Scottish clan 500 years ago.
An overlooked box of bones in Winchester Museum holds a "plausible link" to the burials of the 10th century ruler or his son, Edward the Elder.
A wealthy Viking's life savings, including pieces originating from Scandinavia, Russia and Ireland, has gone on show at the Yorkshire Museum as part of a two-month appeal.
The remains of around 500 people buried between the 10th and 14th centuries, including more than 200 near-complete skeletons, have been reburied in Oxfordshire.
Digging beneath Lincoln's famous 11th century castle, archaeologists have discovered a church from "at least 1,000 years ago", as well as a shoe-wearing body buried within a sarcophagus wall......