Anglo-Saxons and Beowulf come to life for blind children
November 26, 2012

Step back into the life and times of the Anglo-Saxons with our new Touch to See Book for children aged 7-11 years introduced by Time Team archaeologist, Phil Harding (below).  As an added bonus, have your blood chilled by the terrifying  story of Beowulf re-told by renowned actor, Sean Bean (above).

The journey starts with Phil Harding, at Sutton Hoo burial site. The book then takes you right into the heart of Anglo-Saxon life including the daily routines of children and adults, their farming rituals, relaxation and religion.  The book ends with the famous Battle of Hastings as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry.

Our Anglo-Saxons book aims to be a fun leisure activity as well as supporting subjects across the National Curriculum. The tactile images allow blind and partially-sighted children to touch many extremely important artefacts discovered by archaeologists, including the Sutton Hoo helmet and drinking horn.

An added bonus is the unique reading of the ancient tale of Beowulf’s struggle with the evil Grendel  by Sean Bean.

The audio soundtrack features authentic music recreated by the musicians of Anglo-Saxon group, Regia Anglorum (

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