Brand Snapshot | Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War at the British Library

Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War is a once in a generation exhibition. It brings together some of the world’s greatest treasures to tell the thrilling story of Anglo-Saxon England – the birth of the England and emergence of the English language. Spanning all six Anglo-Saxon centuries, from the eclipse of Roman Britain in the 5th century to the Norman Conquest of 1066, the exhibition has received five-star reviews, in The Evening Standard and The Guardian.

Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War features rare and sumptuous treasures, united for the first time – from the beautifully illuminated Lindisfarne Gospels, the giant Codex Amiatinus and Beowulf through to the world famous Domesday Book, and stunning finds from Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire Hoard, showing the beauty and creativity of the time.

Walpole’s CEO Helen Brocklebank, says: “Go and see Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms at the British Library. Not just to see treasures like Codex Amiatinus, back in Britain for the first time since it was made 1300 years ago, or for the earliest surviving letter in English or the earliest text of Beowulf, but for what it reveals about this astonishingly creative, wild and beautiful period during which England as we might recognise it today slowly emerged.”

The British Library can help Walpole businesses unlock their unique 200 million treasures for marketing and brand promotion, premium events, content and story-telling and so much more. To gain VIP access to these global treasures, and to find out more about partnership opportunities with the British Library, please contact or call 020 7412 7331.


Codex Amiatinus on loan from Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana to Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms at the British Library (c) Sam Lane Photography
Domesday (c) The National Archives
Alfred Jewel (c) Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford