Currently a friend and I are attending a 3 week course, at Buckingham University, on Anglo Saxon Art. It is very interesting to any who seek to understand where we come from and how, despite living in what is termed ‘The Dark Ages’ the Anglo Saxons were skilled in so many areas. ‘Borvo’ (my latest novel) is set in the time of King Alfred the Great. Perhaps one of the most famous pieces of ‘art’ of the period is the Alfred Jewel, currenly in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. I have seen it a few times but always want to go back and have another look. Another brilliant place for such items is the British Museum in London. With a little imagination you can take yourself back to those times and at least partially understand the complex society they built.