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Bloody king linked to Saxon beach find

Bloody king linked to Saxon beach find
trefwoorden: Engeland - Isle of Wight - Saksen - Caedwalla
A rare gold sword belt ornament which could have belonged to the seventh century Saxon king, Caedwalla, has been found on an Island beach - and there could be another hidden under the sands.
Discovery of the intricate gold decoration encrusted with garnets is regarded as being especially historically significant because it could have belonged to the king reputed to have put a quarter of the Island population to the sword in his attempt to convert them to Christianity.
Enthusiast Darren Trickey, 21, had gone out for a few minutes with his metal detector when he came across the find of a lifetime on the beach at Bembridge.

Lees verder bij: Isle of Wight County Press (29 oktober 2003)