Well, OK, hurray Saxons, hurray Vikings. But why does it all have to be so *muddy* ? Here we are at the tragic end as Northumbria's Golden Age finally ends in fire, can we not have some leftover bling? Or at least some nice embroidery? Silk hangings? The odd fancy woodcarving, or some nice trim around a tunic at least? Even the box of treasure looked kind of manky, and for some mysterious reason, even though we were clearly around for several years of Uhtred's growing up, everything took place in late autumn, so there wasn't even much colour to the grass or trees. :-(
I suppose fancy objects are expensive. But I still have my fingers crossed that there will be a bit less mud in Wessex. At least outside of the Somerset marshes.