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Dr Nina Ramirez reveals the codes and messages hidden in Anglo-Saxon art by examining artefacts like the Sutton Hoo Treasures, the Staffordshire Hoard and the Franks Casket.

Art historian Dr Nina Ramirez reveals the codes and messages hidden in Anglo-Saxon art. From the beautiful jewellery that adorned the first violent pagan invaders through to the stunning Christian manuscripts they would become famous for, she explores the beliefs and ideas that shaped Anglo-Saxon art.

Examining many of the greatest Anglo Saxon treasures - such as the Sutton Hoo Treasures, the Staffordshire Hoard, the Franks Casket and the Lindisfarne Gospels - Dr Ramirez charts 600 years of artistic development which was stopped dead in its tracks by the Norman Conquest.

First shown: 9pm 10 Aug 2010
Available for 17 days Why? Duration 60 mins