Sound of the Saxons
In 1014 Britain was being ravaged by Viking invaders, and King Ethelred had fled to France, leaving the throne empty.
That was the year that Archbishop Wulfstan, a prominent government member, maade a speech lamenting the state of the land. But what did an Anglo-Saxon speech sound like? What did it look like?
Listen to Wulfstan's speech, take a closer look at the manuscript, and learn how to read a few words of Anglo-Saxon.