Life in the Age of Beowulf

Life in the Age of Beowulf

     
 

Join host Lance Alexander, an acknowledged expert in the field of Anglo-Saxon History, as he explores the West Show Angle-Saxon village that was settled until 650 A.D., the era when the poem of Beowulf was composed and recited by the bards. It was during the 1960s and '70s that archeologists first discovered a settlement of over seventy houses in the area, with the… See more details below

Overview

Join host Lance Alexander, an acknowledged expert in the field of Anglo-Saxon History, as he explores the West Show Angle-Saxon village that was settled until 650 A.D., the era when the poem of Beowulf was composed and recited by the bards. It was during the 1960s and '70s that archeologists first discovered a settlement of over seventy houses in the area, with the earliest remains reaching back to 420 B.C. It was around that time that the Roman legions withdrew from Britain, opening the door for the Anglo Saxon invasions. Since the discovery, eight of those houses have been reconstructed. Now, travel back in time with West Stow ranger Alexander as he reveals what life was like when one of history's timeless legends was born.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/2009
UPC:
0881482319299
Source:
Arts Magic
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:50:00
Sales rank:
71,464

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Life in the Age of Beowulf
1. Introduction [3:37]
2. Site of West Stow [7:54]
3. Weaving House [8:43]
4. Living House [7:21]
5. Farmers House [7:04]
6. The Hall [12:59]

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