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Anglo-Saxons

  • BWV2 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    7 years +
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    The epic Anglo-Saxon legend is brilliantly recreated by an award-winning author-and-illustrator team of Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman.

    In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat it. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.

    Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this is a perfect introduction to a famous tale.
  • Britain in the Past Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445161563
    BINP 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Covering the periods of history that children will be be learning about at Key Stage 2 level, these are lively and accessible guides that explain what life was like in the British Isles during some of the defining areas.

    Including the Anglo-Saxons, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Roman era, the Stone Age and the time of the Vikings, these books focus on everyday life and look at what life was like for both rich and poor people. The books are packed with facts, illustrations and photographs of artefacts and enactors.

    The books also contain maps and lists to further aid learning.
    Format: paperback
  • TCFW 7 years +
    Marcia Williams
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    Marcia Williams celebrates incredible women from all around the world and their huge influence in her trademark comic-strip style.

    From writers to warriors and astronauts to activists, this book covers all the amazing stories and highlights the achievements of these amazing females.

    The funny and accessible artwork complements the facts, quotes and jokes perfectly.
  • AKHEW 7 years +
    Terry Deary
    7 years +
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    Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Smashing Saxons, including who got cow pats as Christmas presents, why wearing a pig on your head is lucky and how to make a dead Saxon happy. With a bold, accessible new look, illustrated throughout and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2013 is the twentieth anniversary of Horrible Histories.
  • APWNU 7 years +
    Moira Butterfield
    7 years +
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    Britain in the Past aims to give younger children an understanding of everyday life in Britain for both rich and poor through fact-filled text, exciting illustrations and photographs of artefacts and re-enactors. Feature boxes, maps and lists complete the picture. Anglo-Saxons offers a look at life in Britain from after the Romans left our shores to 1066, allowing young readers to imagine themselves taking part in Anglo-Saxon life.
  • AMZAI 7 years +
    Anita Ganeri
    7 years +
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    Life in Anglo-Saxon Britain explains what life was like for young people at the time of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. It looks at everything from homes to warriors and Anglo-Saxon beliefs.
  • AOLSO 7 years +
    Hazel Maskell
    7 years +
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    A fascinating account of how Britain emerged from the Dark Ages, from bloodshed on the battlefield and kings in crisis, to monks and murder. Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, photographs, detailed reconstructions, paintings, maps and timelines.
  • AQCEP 9 years +
    Robert Fowke
    9 years +
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    The Saxons weren't the first newcomers to the islands of Britain, and they certainly weren't the last, but they changed Britain more than any other group of people before or after them. Start right at the beginning and learn who the Saxons were and how they became known as the Anglo-Saxons. From the Dark Ages to the Venerable Bede, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and Beowulf, find out how we know what we know about the Anglo Saxons. Read about Saxon kings, laws and punishments; how language and place names evolved; everyday life from houses, farming and working life, paganism and Christianity; how Anglo Saxons have influenced life today, from place names to days of the week; how the Vikings attacked and about King Alfred and his attempts to repel them; and how Saxon life came to an end with an arrow in the eye for Harold Godwine at the Battle of Hastings which led to our first Norman king, William the Conqueror.
  • APXOD 7 years +
    Moira Burretfield
    7 years +
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    'The past is all around us, if we know where to look.' This series takes a look at archaeological, structural and museum evidence from around Britain, allowing readers to build up a picture of what life was like in key historical periods and how you can discover it for yourself by visiting sites around the country.
  • ARDSR 7 years +
    Jacqueline Morley
    7 years +
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    You're a farmer's son living in England in the early 7th century. Your people are descendants of invaders from Northern Europe: the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes, who arrived about 200 years earlier, seized land from the native Britons and made themselves at home here. You will experience first-hand the culture and history of the Anglo-Saxon peoples, including how they survived, ate and dressed, the stories they told, and how they responded to the coming of Christianity.
  • AOWXJ 7 years +
    Katie Haworth
    7 years +
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    Welcome to the museum! Here you will find a collection of objects from ancient civilisations. Objects of beauty, objects of functionality, objects of war, objects of life, and objects of death and burial. As you wander from room to room, explore the magnificence of what civilisations have left behind over thousands of years of human history.
  • APXDV 7 years +
    Alex Woolf
    7 years +
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    Much of the evidence we have of past times comes from the buildings people left behind. Their homes, villages and towns give us clues that help us find out about the way they lived. History On Your Doorstep explores different periods of British history through our building heritage.
  • APVQU 7 years +
    Moira Butterfield
    7 years +
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    Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources. Religion and Saints looks at the importance of religion in Anglo-Saxon culture. Beginning with the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons and the foundation of great monastic centres of Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne, the book covers the worship of saints such Cuthbert and Aldhelm, the rise of monasteries and dioceses and the relationship of kings such as Alfred and Athelstan to the Church and its teachings.
  • AMPPX 5 years +
    Jane Bingham
    5 years +
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    Ladybird Histories is a series of books about periods and people in history that children find especially engaging and that are often taught in schools. Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from lifestyles, battles, and important characters to the influence the past has played on the world around us today. The Ladybird History Book about the Anglo Saxons is the ideal homework help book for primary school children. Packed with everything you need to know about this great civilisation, this book is perfect for all school project work. It is packed with information about topics such as where and how they lived, and their impact on history. Other titles in the Ladybird Histories series are First World War, Second World War, Tudors and Stuarts, Ancient Egyptians, Vikings, Romans, Greeks.
  • AAHHW 7 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
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    This is a truly luxury book and a must-have for every family bookshelf, with cloth binding, a beautiful jacket and ribbon marker. It offers a comprehensive compendium of the history of Britain, encompassing everything from prehistoric times to the turn of the new millennium. This truly luxurious title is a must for every family bookshelf. It features internet links to additional resources, including video clips, games and interactive features.
  • APVQP 7 years +
    Moira Butterfield
    7 years +
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    Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources. Kings and Warriors offers a look at the role of kingship and military culture in Anglo-Saxon society, focusing on individuals (eg Alfred the Great) as well as the importance of warlords, private armies, weapons, fortifications and battles in this vital period of British history.
  • APVQV
    Moira Butterfield
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    Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources. Art and Culture offers a look at sacred and secular art in Anglo-Saxon times, including illuminated manuscripts, jewellery and weapons. It examines the role of monasteries in the creation of books and the preservation of learning, and investigates literature, such as chronicles and stories.
  • AQBNI 7 years +
    Jane M. Bingham
    7 years +
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    This book draws on evidence left behind by the Anglo-Saxons. It examines how they lived, studied, worked, worshipped and played. There are also short stories about real people who lived during this period of history, such as Alfred the Great, Kenelm, a young prince and Eanswida, a girl who refused to marry.
  • AQCOP 7 years +
    Neil Tonge
    7 years +
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    Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the History Detective Investigates series. Follow Sherlock Bones on the detective trail and find out more about the Anglo-Saxons, such as how to write your name using the Anglo-Saxon alphabet, how the Anglo-Saxons came to Britain and who King Arthur was. Study original quotes and learn how archaeological evidence offesrs clues on the past to help you create your own project on the Anglo-Saxons.
  • ARJAA
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    Britain's Settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots is a fascinating account of British history from a period that begins when Roman rule ended in the 360s, through to 793, when the Vikings arrived and attacked Lindisfarne. The book describes the Scots invasions from Ireland to north Britain (now Scotland), the Anglo-Saxon invasions and settlements, and how their art, religion and daily life shaped British culture, including Christian conversion at Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne. Find out more about Vortigern, Bede and Cuthbert, and how the language of this time has survive in the current English language in this amazing history of early British life.
  • AMLPV 7 years +
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    Beowulf, Grendel and the Dragon tells the story of the heroic warrior Beowulf as he battles a hate-filled demon, then its vengeful mother and a furious fire-breathing dragon. Captivating versions of some of the best myths and legends from around the world. TreeTops Myths and Legends are fascinating and action-packed stories that will motivate and inspire readers. These are some of the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles to bring each tale to life. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
  • ARJAB
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    The Viking and Anglo-Saxon Struggle for England is a fascinating account of British history from a period that begins when the Vikings arrived and attacked Lindisfarne in 793, through to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, when the Normans were victorious. The book describes the Viking raids and invasions, the resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England, and details the daily lives of Anglo-Saxons living there, including how their art, religion and daily life shaped British culture. Find out more about Edward the Confessor, Guthrum, and Aethelflaed and how the Norse and Anglo-Saxon languages of this time have survive in the current English language in this amazing history of early British life.
  • ARJLF 8 years +
    8 years +
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    The Viking and Anglo-Saxon Struggle for England is a fascinating account of British history from a period that begins when the Vikings arrived and attacked Lindisfarne in 793, through to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, when the Normans were victorious. The book describes the Viking raids and invasions, the resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England, and details the daily lives of Anglo-Saxons living there, including how their art, religion and daily life shaped British culture. Find out more about Edward the Confessor, Guthrum, and Aethelflaed and how the Norse and Anglo-Saxon languages of this time have survive in the current English language in this amazing history of early British life.
  • APZBN 9 years +
    Jane Bingham
    9 years +
    • £12.99
    Travel back to the time of the Anglo Saxons! Who was Alfred the Great? Where did the Anglo Saxons come from, and what traditions and beliefs did they bring with them? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out how we know about the Anglo Saxons, and how archaeologiests and historians have pieced together their story from the evidence and artefacts found. Learn about the Anglo Saxon way of life - how they farmed and feasted, what they believed and where and how they lived. Information about their songs, music, poems, arts and crafts will help you to picture yourself among them. Read an Anglo Saxon warrior's letter, and try your hand at making an Anglo Saxon helmet! The Explore! series takes an all-round, hands-on approach to history, making the subject relevant to all areas of curriculum learning - geography, art, science, technology, literacy and numeracy. Readers will enjoy the bright design and photographic approach.