Almost 30 years ago, the c.4,250-year-old remains of a young woman were discovered in a remote spot at the northern tip of mainland Scotland. Now a wide-ranging array of scientific techniques have shed vivid light on her life and death.
Between the end of the Roman occupation of Britain and the Norman Conquest, England changed beyond recognition. Rival Anglo-Saxon kingdoms vied for primacy, but also produced objects of astonishing artistry including, after Christianity returned to these shores, ostentatiously ornate manuscripts. Our cover story traces the evolution of England through these written and material clues. If […]