The Viking Age Compendium
contains our ongoing research into the material culture of Viking Age Britain. The Compendium details the kinds of items and clothing worn by people both living in or possibly visiting Britain between 800 and 1100AD. Currently our concentration is on Wargear
. Going forwards we hope to also add articles on Viking Age crafts as well as everyday items found in the home.
The articles found here are largely works in progress and so we have rated them out of 5, with 1 star being a planned article for the future and 5 stars being an article completed to the best of our current knowledge. If you are aware of any information that we have missed, or any errors we have made, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Compendium is divided into two main areas. The first is our collection of articles, some of these are more finished than others. The articles present information from finds, art and literature as well as a discussion section that summarises published opinions and theories.
The second area contains our catalogues. There you will find lists of finds and archaeologically important locations. We have attempted to include web links and bibliography information for every item to assist with your own research.
Gavin and Louise Archer
We hope that you find the information here helpful.