Anglo-Saxon king

Anglo-Saxon king

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Caption: Anglo-Saxon king and his armour-bearer equipped for battle. Anno 750.The king wears a golden crown surmounted by three fleur de lys. He wears body armour, a costume of iron rings. Image taken from The Costume of the original inhabitants of the British Islands from the earliest periods to the sixth century, to which is added that of theGothic nations on the Western Coasts of the Baltic, the ancestors of the Anglo-saxons and Anglo-Danes.. Originally published in R. Havell: London, 1815. Author Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick, C H Smith, Illustrated by C H S Hill, I A Atkinson.

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