blood-feud This is a feud started by an act of bloodshed when somebody is killed. Because of this killing, two groups or tribes are at war as more and more killings take place in revenge for those who have died.
drinking horn A drinking horn was usually made from the horn of a wild ox. It was polished and decorated and used to hold wine, beer or mead. This is what a pair of drinking horns probably looked like The silver parts were found in the ship-grave at Sutton Hoo.
They were made of hundreds of tiny metal rings linked tightly together so that the sharp points of weapons could not easily find a way through.
mail-shirt (also called mailcoat in this story) This is made of tiny metal rings linked tightly together. It covers the body to protect it from spears, swords and arrows.
These might have been used for fastening a cloak.
These ships are part of the Bayeux Tapestry. The tapestry was made soon after William the Conqueror and the Normans conquered the Anglo-Saxons in 1066. It was made by Anglo-Saxons and tells the story of their defeat by the Normans
This is an Anglo-Saxon helmet with a boar on top. It was found at a place called Bentley Grange