A New Book on Anglo-Saxon Vessel Glass

A review of Rose Bradley's recent book, Glass Vessels of Anglo-Saxon England, c. AD 650-1100 The glass specialist Rose Broadley has kindly provided SHARP with a copy of her new book, ‘The Glass Vessels of Anglo-Saxon England’. The book, which is published by Oxbow Books, is a national survey of Anglo-Saxon vessel glass. It covers 2847 fragments of glass dating from c. 650-1100, from 23 settlement sites, including Sedgeford. Sedgeford is also one of the seven detailed case studies, for which the distribution of vessel glass across excavation areas is analysed. Vessel glass was much less common in Anglo-Saxon England than in Roman or medieval Britain, and is usually an indicator of wealth and

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