An Anglo-Saxon explains why his people came to Britain to settle on the coast and how difficult it was for them to travel across Britain. The clip concludes with comparisons to 21st century transport.
Pupils could list the pros and cons of coming to Britain if they were Saxons. They could write diaries of their boat journeys here and about where they settled. On a map, Anglo-Saxon place names could be investigated or placed.The meanings of these names could also be looked at. Thinking about the geography of Britain, pupils may consider why it was faster to sail around Britain. Was it also safer?