Saxon Hoard: A Golden Discovery

Written by Rachel on January 26th, 2012

Dan will be on BBC Two at 8pm tonight. No word on whether this is the same as the programme that was broadcast in the West Midlands last near.

From here:

TV historian Dan Snow travels across the old Kingdom of Mercia unravelling the secrets of one of Britian’s most significant discoveries – the Staffordshire Hoard. The Hoard offers 1500 new clues into the Dark Ages and Dan pieces together the lives of the people living in these long-forgotten kingdoms.

Video clip: Saxon hoard: Staffordshire’s golden discovery


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Marybuttanshaw says:

    I have just watched a lovely programme on bbc2 about the staffordshire hoard, but at no stage was I informed as to what the hoard was! Can’t think of the last time I was so frustrated! I am about to burst!…why go to so much trouble to make a real and wonderful story

  2. Rachel says:

    The hoard consisted of a few thousand different Saxon items made of gold and silver – I think the programme mentioned there were 1500 of them and did show us some of them like the crosses and the sword pommels, but looking at the wikipedia page it says there were more like 3000 different items.

    Does that help?

  3. Polly Shaw says:

    The shot of the Oxbridge-college-like place following the conversation was *not* Trinity College Cambridge.

  4. Polly Shaw says:

    I meant to say ‘the conversation with Prof Simon Keynes’ there