Imagine this: you’re metal detecting in a field in the English countryside and suddenly, your sensors go off. You’ve just stumbled upon the largest medieval treasure in Europe! This is the Staffordshire Hoard and 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of its discovery!
You have to see the Staffordshire Hoard to get the full picture, so we’ve included some video links in our show notes below.
The Staffordshire Hoard Website (http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/) has a literal trove of articles and videos to check out, but we’ve pulled a few of our favorites:
Staffordshire Hoard – Horse Mount (https://youtu.be/NcPXzn_pir0)
The Staffordshire Hoard Helmet (https://youtu.be/HyKjnrTmtlY)
The Staffordshire Hoard | Transforming Collections (Episode 1) (https://youtu.be/bAAHhrVsf8s)
The Story of Masquerade (the story behind the book) (https://youtu.be/3yaHBdhIsCo)
Masquerade (then read the book) (https://www.amazon.com/MASQUERADE-Kit-Williams/dp/080523747X/)
Medievalists.net: 10th Anniversary of the Staffordshire Hoard Discovery Celebrated (https://www.medievalists.net/2019/07/10th-anniversary-of-the-staffordshire-hoard-discovery-celebrated/)
Ed Risden’s Student’s Translation of Beowulf (https://books2read.com/beowulf-risden)