|Stafford-type ware: inside of the rim of a rouletted jar|
Central to Alfred's winning strategy was the construction of 'burhs', fortified towns to which the local population could retreat, and from which a defence against the Vikings could be mounted. Worcester was one of these 'burhs', which also became important trading and production centres.
|Outside of the rim and diamond pattern on shoulder|
|An example from Stafford|