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SIGNS AND TOKENS OF THE SAXON DAYS IN BRITAIN

SIGNS AND TOKENS OF THE SAXON DAYS IN BRITAIN

At Thorpe (bottom left), near Peterborough, is this fine Saxon cross. At Sandbach (bottom right), Cheshire, there are two Saxon crosses in the market-place. A fanatical Puritan mob smashed them down in the seventeenth century. By remarkable fortune they were collected and the crosses re-erected in 1816. Above we see (top left) the beautifully carved cross, of Saxon ecclesiastical making, at Ruthwell, in Dumfries­shire, and a cross at Long Wittenham, Oxfordshire, opposite which a Saxon burial ground was discovered.

Other pictures from Scenes and Signs of Saxon England


THE SAXON KINGS' STONE

PRE-CONQUEST TOWER OF DEERHURST IN GLOUCESTER

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