"All histories of England commence with the invasion of Julius Caesar, the earliest event in that quarter of which we have any authentic account. The Island of Britain was an unknown region to the Romans, and nearly so to the rest of mankind, at the period when Caesar's conquests had reduced the greater part of Gaul to the Roman government. Britain, lying within sight of the northern shores of Gaul, attracted his notice, and he began to meditate schemes of conquest." — Goodrich, 1844

Caesar in England

"All histories of England commence with the invasion of Julius Caesar, the earliest event in that quarter…

Tower of Barton-on-Humber church, Lincolnshire. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its period being from the conversion of England to Christianity till the conquest or near it, when Norman architecture began to prevail.

Barton-on-Humber Church

Tower of Barton-on-Humber church, Lincolnshire. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English…

An ancient British coin.

British coin

An ancient British coin.

An ancient British coin.

British coin

An ancient British coin.

"The pennies of the Saxon and Danish sole monarches of England had a portrait on them. Alfred's earlier coins have a grotesque-looking portrait, and on the reverse a monogram of London; in his later coins the head disappears, and a cross and circle take its place." — Chambers, 1881

English Coin

"The pennies of the Saxon and Danish sole monarches of England had a portrait on them. Alfred's earlier…

The nightingale is renowned for its song. Its name is derrived from the Saxon meaning <em>night-singer</em>.

Nightingale

The nightingale is renowned for its song. Its name is derrived from the Saxon meaning night-singer.

"They had some rude notions of sculpture, and made images out of clay, which they hardened in the fire. They excelled at wicker-work, and their baskets were sent to Rome, where they were very much admired." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Old Britons

"They had some rude notions of sculpture, and made images out of clay, which they hardened in the fire.…

Tower of Sompting church, Essex. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its period being from the conversion of England to Christianity till the conquest or near it, when Norman architecture began to prevail.

Church Saxon Architecture

Tower of Sompting church, Essex. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture,…

Long and short work. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its period being from the conversion of England to Christianity till the conquest or near it, when Norman architecture began to prevail.

Long and Short Saxon Architecture

Long and short work. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its period…

Saxon military costume

Saxon military costume

Saxon military costume

Saxon military costume

Saxon military costume

Saxon military costume

Saxon military costume

Saxon military costume

Saxon military costume

"In the eleventh century, the Anglo-Saxons, originally the fiercest nation of the North of Europe, had become changed into a submissive and unwarlike people by the combine influences of luxury, a great landed aristocracy, and a richly endowed hierarchy." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Saxons

"In the eleventh century, the Anglo-Saxons, originally the fiercest nation of the North of Europe, had…

The Saxon ships from ancient Germany.

Saxon Ships

The Saxon ships from ancient Germany.

An Anglo-Saxon spearhead, made of iron.

Anglo-Saxon spearhead

An Anglo-Saxon spearhead, made of iron.

A brooch popular during Saxon times.

Stone Quoit

A brooch popular during Saxon times.

"The Tower of Earl's Barton, Northamptonshire, is one of the best examples of a building in England which ranks as Saxon." — Chambers, 1881

Tower of Earl's Barton

"The Tower of Earl's Barton, Northamptonshire, is one of the best examples of a building in England…

Window with a baluster. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its period being from the conversion of England to Christianity till the conquest or near it, when Norman architecture began to prevail.

Saxon Architecture Window

Window with a baluster. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its…