Learn more about Early Medieval England
Most Anglo-Saxon namestones were made between AD 650 – 850, with a few as late as AD 1050. Each one can tell us something unique, but there is plenty more we can learn about the people they commemorate by examining material from where they came from.
Over the last few years, DigVentures and Durham University have been excavating the site of the original Anglo-Saxon monastery founded by King Oswald and Aidan Lindisfarne. As well as several namestones, the excavations have yielded some remarkable discoveries which help to put them in context, and give us a more detailed glimpse at what life was life for the Anglo-Saxons who lived before, during and after the Viking raids.