A Student of History

June 19, 2006

Found: The Bamburgh Sword

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Maass @ 6:43 pm

In a short article in The Telegraph, there's an account of what happened to a unique Anglo-Saxon sword discovered 50 years ago, by the archeologist and broadcaster Brian Hope-Taylor.  It was in his attic.  Hmmmmmm.

The seventh century "pattern-welded" Bamburgh Sword, which was forged for a king, narrowly avoided being dumped in a skip by workers who were clearing the house of the archeologist and broadcaster Brian Hope-Taylor after his death. It was rescued by some former students who had gone to the house after hearing that his books were being sold off.


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