The discovery of a significant sixth century burial of a chieftain in the mid-Thames Valley has made its way onto the Internet. Dubbed the ‘Marlow Warlord’ the remains of the six foot tall muscular warrior and his weapons came to light as the result of responsible metal detectorists notifying the British Museum Portable Antiquities Scheme of their initial discovery, followed by academic excavation this summer.
As the reports point out the area in which the burial was found was a border region and maybe the burial overlooking the valley was designed to assert a right of possession.
It will be of interest to see what further research on the skeletal remains and the grave goods reveals about the man and the life he led.
The online reports can be seen at Marlow warlord's remains part of 'key archaeological site' from the BBC News website, at Anglo-Saxon warrior from 1,500 years ago found by metal detectorists from the MailOnline, which has many photographs, at Archaeologists unearth remains believed to be of Anglo-Saxon warlord from the Guardian and at Dug-up grave of ancient England warlord is unearthing history from Inverse