World of the Vikings
Ibn Fadlan's unexpurgated account of a Viking funeral
provides a fascinating contrast with the funerals described in Beowulf.
See Viking Funeral.
The illustrations used in Beowulf: A Dramatic Translation were
inspired by Medieval artifacts and by the artifacts featured in
a fine Medieval crafts store: The Jelling Dragon.
This site provides a good overview of Alfred and his reign with
links to other sites.
Alfred the Great.
provides access to an abridged translation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,
which includes a history of Alfred's reign and his conflict with
See Alfred in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
For the full text years 715-919.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.