RM 54-59 Anglo-Saxon Chief VII Century A.D.
The Angles, Saxons and Jutes arrived on the British shores at the beginning of the V Century A.D. They arrived firstly as mercenaries and then other waves of migration followed primarily from Nothern Europe. During the VII Century, they founded various kingdoms in Britain and also conquered the territories of Mercia and Northumbria. They also fought the Picts at the battle of Dunnichen in 685. The Anglo‑Saxon warriors fought on foot aimed with a lance, sword, and sax (a short cutting dagger). They had body armour known as byrne which was chain mail of Danish or Germanic origin often embellished with rows of golded rings.
Sculpture: G. La Rocca.
Research and text: L. Romeo.