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Iron Stirrup

Iron stirrup with applied copper decoration, probably Danish and relating to the Danish invasions of England around 1000-1018 AD, especially the sacking of Canterbury in 1011.


The importance of Canterbury as a religious, cultural and strategic centre is highlighted by this item with modern references such as the ‘Saxon Shoreway’ still echoing how various waves of invasion have influenced the county.

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge,
18 High Street,
Kent CT1 2RA


Found in the 19th Century in Canterbury district. 

Curriculum Links

  • KS1: Local History, Significant Historic Events, Artists, Craft Makers and Designers
  • KS2: Local History, Artists, Architects and Designers in History
  • KS3: Local History, Britain Before 1066, History of Art, Craft and Design, Materials and Components.


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