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The letter "b" from the late 10th Century, latin vellum manuscript known as 'Evangelia Ottonis'.

The letter "b" from the late 10th Century, latin vellum manuscript known as 'Evangelia Ottonis'.

Gold and enamel Anglo-Saxon roundel: gold tray inlaid with cloisonne enamel; depicting the right Hand of God in opaque white enamel. Late 10th/early 11th Century - found by an armature metal detectorist in Hampshire, England and currently housed in the British Museum.

Gold and enamel Anglo-Saxon roundel: gold tray inlaid with cloisonne enamel; depicting the right Hand of God in opaque white enamel. Late 10th/early 11th Century - found by an armature metal detectorist in Hampshire, England and currently housed in the British Museum.

Cover of the Uta Codex, Regensburg  ca.1020. Created at the behest of the Abbess Uta, it is not only one of the most beautiful of Ottonian manuscripts but also one of the most complex.

Cover of the Uta Codex, Regensburg ca.1020. Created at the behest of the Abbess Uta, it is not only one of the most beautiful of Ottonian manuscripts but also one of the most complex.

Very Rare image of Henry II (972-1024) King of Italy and Germany also Holy Roman Emperor during the time of the Ottonian Dynasty. From the Sacramentary of Henry II (1002 -1014). Undeniable proof of so called black presence throughout Europe.

Very Rare image of Henry II (972-1024) King of Italy and Germany also Holy Roman Emperor during the time of the Ottonian Dynasty. From the Sacramentary of Henry II (1002 -1014). Undeniable proof of so called black presence throughout Europe.

Onund Wooden Leg, according to Norse sagas  the first Viking to visit Barra in 871, Copyright Victor Ambrus

Onund Wooden Leg, according to Norse sagas the first Viking to visit Barra in 871, Copyright Victor Ambrus

This picture, from the Bayeux Tapestry, shows William the Conqueror feasting with his Normans. The Norman Conquest ended both Anglo-Saxon and Viking rule in England.

This picture, from the Bayeux Tapestry, shows William the Conqueror feasting with his Normans. The Norman Conquest ended both Anglo-Saxon and Viking rule in England.

A Norman knight during the Battle of Hastings. Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry, 11th century. #miniature

A Norman knight during the Battle of Hastings. Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry, 11th century. #miniature

A silver Anglo-Saxon zoomorphic strap-end of Haldenby Group 11 (see ref below). The attachment end is split to accommodate the strap, and has two attachment holes which retain their separate silver rivets. The central section of the strap-end has a sub-rectangular panel with deeply engraved decoration of a type classified by Haldenby as 'Animals to Interlace'*. In this case, a right facing abstracted animal with interlaced tail.

A silver Anglo-Saxon zoomorphic strap-end of Haldenby Group 11 (see ref below). The attachment end is split to accommodate the strap, and has two attachment holes which retain their separate silver rivets. The central section of the strap-end has a sub-rectangular panel with deeply engraved decoration of a type classified by Haldenby as 'Animals to Interlace'*. In this case, a right facing abstracted animal with interlaced tail.

Re-enactors recreated the Battle of Hastings in 2006, 940 years after the actual battle. In 2016 it will be 950 years! Woo hoo!

Re-enactors recreated the Battle of Hastings in 2006, 940 years after the actual battle. In 2016 it will be 950 years! Woo hoo!

Tyniec Sacramentarium,  Ottonian illuminated manuscript written in ca. 1060-1070, probably near Cologne

Tyniec Sacramentarium, Ottonian illuminated manuscript written in ca. 1060-1070, probably near Cologne

Carolingian forest melee by EthicallyChallenged.  DeviantART   Painted for Medieval Warfare Magazine in February

Carolingian forest melee by EthicallyChallenged. DeviantART Painted for Medieval Warfare Magazine in February