(HT Bill Tighe) This post from last month relates the discovery of a gold and garnet cross on the body of a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon teenager from a “bed burial” tomb. Dated ca. 650, it is within 50 years of the Augustine of Canterbury’s mission to the Angles (597). The teenager belonged to a noble or royal family, which indicates the progress of Christianity after the Anglo-Saxon invasions. The Christianization of the north of England was also underway under the influence of Iona’s mission in Lindisfarne through St. Aidan and Cuthbert.