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Two Viking and Saxon warriors in mail armour and helmets face off with spear, sword and shield

Directly addressing the Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots and the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor sections of the National Curriculum Key Stage 2.

Resource Information

We have designed the resources below to help your pupils learn, whether they are in the classroom or at home. They will also support and complement a visit.

Download the Anglo-Saxon Teachers Pack (133 KB, pdf) for helpful information and tips on how these resources can assist in your lesson planning.

If you are planning to visit the Royal Armouries in Leeds check out our Saxon Sagas Workshop


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Time Travel Radio

Grendel’s mum

Tina the Time Traveller has ventured to visits Grendel's mum to hear her side of the story after her son was defeated by the hero, Beowulf. Listen below to see what she has to say about the ordeal!

Download a transcript of "Time Travel Radio- Grendel's mum" (Word, 25 KB).

Photo Bank

All the below images are from our collection and will enhance students visual understanding of the Saxons. Hover over the image to reveal more information, including a link to further information and more images of the object.

You are more than welcome to use the images in your lessons and other non-commercial education. If in doubt, please download our Copyright Policy (PDF, 93 KB) or contact our licencing team.

Contact Information

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07785 692 443

Postal address

Education Team 
Royal Armouries Museum 
LS10 1LT 
United Kingdom