The kids rule! Guide to Anglo-Saxon England

Welcome to the Kids Rule! guide to Anglo-Saxon England. Learn about England’s history, discover more about English Heritage sites and find loads of fun things to watch, read and do! Here's what we've got in store for you:

Meeting Osmund

Interview with a real-life Anglo-Saxon warrior

We sent young Members Tom and Hana Ellingham to Offa's Dyke to meet Osmund the Anglo-Saxon warrior as he patrols the border of this great frontier earthwork built by Offa, King of Mercia from AD757 to AD796.

Watch the video to discover how the Saxons made their weapons, who they worshipped, what they clothes they wore and why they probably had terrible breath!

Watch the video
Viking dressing up kit

Instant Alfred the great and viking dress up kit

Reinvent yourself as Alfred the Great, King of Wessex (AD871 to AD899), who successfully defended his kingdom against the Vikings, or a Viking raider with the help of our cool downloadable dress-up kit.

For King Alfred we've got a mask and sword, and for the Viking raider we've got a mask and hand axe. Plus, there's a handy brooch to complete the look!

Once you're ready, don't forget to ask a grown-up to share your Saxon or Viking selfie with us! Use #EHmembership and tag @EnglishHeritage.

Download your kit
Saxon honey and oat spice cakes

Bake honey, oat and spice cakes

The Saxons may have had a fairly simple diet compared to the exotic tastes of their Roman predecessors, but they still liked a delicious snack as much as we do.

Click below to get our recipe for Saxon honey, oat and spice cakes and get baking with the help of a grown-up!

Download the recipe

Saxon poster: Make your mega timeline

We've created a series of posters showing how people lived in England through the ages, like this one showing life in an Anglo-Saxon settlement.

Each of the posters follows on from each other, so that when you download them all from the Kids Rule! pages, you can create your own mega timeline of English history!

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Anglo Saxon Settlement Poster

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