My Anglo-Saxon grave

The year is 2020 and re-enactors are keeping themselves sane by sharing photos of themselves surrounded by their most precious possessions, in the style of the Anglo-Saxon grave at Sutton Hoo, or the Oseberg ship burial. Here's mine, a snapshot of my life so far.

My grave

The source code for the clickable annotated grave image is available on GitHub if you want to create your own!


I was struck by the similarity between my old sewing scissors, and a pair of scissors from Birka. They are even the same size as each other!

Scissors, old and new


These are two practice pieces that I did in a late 9th century hand.

Lord's Prayer in Anglo Saxon A Charm to Cure Warts


This wonderful site shows pages from the Hatton 20 Manuscript, the Pastoral Care, which seems to have come straight from Alfred's scriptoriam and can be dated to 890-96:

Pastoral Care

The text is available here, in Anglo-Saxon and in modern English:

Pastoral Care in Modern English

Here is a photo of the first page of the manuscript:

Photo of Hatton ms First Page