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:
The Kids Rule! Guide to Saxons & Vikings (Issue 2)
Read the Kids Rule! Guide to Saxons and Vikings online to discover a day in the life at St Paul's monastery, real Viking raids and Saxon saints. Plus, how to make a Viking rune necklace!
This is part of the Kids Rule! magazine series following the history of England, designed to help you discover more about the past, through fun facts, illustrated stories, games, puzzles and competitions.Read the magazine
MAKE A MODEL OF THE SAXON THEGN’S HOUSE AT PORTCHESTER CASTLE
Built by the Romans during the third century, Portchester Castle in Hampshire is one of the best preserved Roman forts in northern Europe. The Saxons also used the site, to provide defence against Viking attacks. Find out more about the Saxons at Portchester, then make a model of a Saxon lord’s house.Use our step-by step guide
Things to make and do: get creative with our Anglo-Saxon themed activities
CREATE YOUR OWN VIKING STYLE CHESS GAME!
Enjoy some ancient entertainment by playing a real Viking board game! Hnefatafl (pronounced ‘neva tapl’), means ‘The King’s Table’ in Old Norse and is a game of tactics and skill! We’ve got everything you need to make and play it at home…
COLOUR YOUR OWN Anglo-Saxon Settlement
Download this colouring sheet to create your own version of our Anglo-Saxon history timeline poster! Read through the introduction to this era of history, then get creative with coloured pencils, pens or paints.
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. Download our recipe for Saxon honey, oat and spice cakes and get baking with the help of a grown-up!
Learn the Viking runic alphabet and use our Viking name generator to create your warrior name, before writing it on your very own Viking necklace!
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.
More things to make and do
Browse our best ideas and get hands-on and crafty with history. From model historical homes to costumes and coats of arms, there’s plenty to be inspired by. Simply download our easy-to-use templates and instructions, and get making!
Could you survive a Viking raid?
It’s 1,200 years ago and your Saxon village is about to be invaded by fierce warriors from Scandinavia known as the Vikings. Take our quiz to see if you can make it!Take the quiz!
Interview with an 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 Saxons made their weapons, who they worshipped, what clothes they wore and why they probably had terrible breath!Watch the video
The kids rule! Guide to Anglo-Saxon England (Issue 1)
Download and read the Kids Rule! Guide to Anglo-Saxon England to discover the secrets of our Saxon sites, make your own Viking runes and take our quiz to find out if you could survive a vicious Viking raid!
This is part of the Kids Rule! magazine series following the history of England, designed to help you discover more about the past, through fun facts, illustrated stories, games, puzzles and competitions.Download your copy
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!Download your poster
EXPLORE OUR KIDS RULE! GUIDES
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Kids Rule! Guide to Roman England
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Kids Rule! Guide to Medieval Monasteries
Kids Rule! Guide to Medieval Castles
Kids Rule! Guide to Tudor England
Kids Rule! Guide to Stuart England
Kids Rule! Guide to Georgian England
Kids Rule! Guide to Victorian England
Kids Rule! Guide to The World Wars
Kids Rule! Guide to Kings and Queens