St Edmund: Patron Saint of England
with Dr Sam Newton
at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
A reconsideration of the history and legend of St Edmund, the last of the famous Wuffing kings and a patron saint of England.
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||England in the Mid-Ninth Century|
|11.30||The Coming of the Ragnarrsons|
|14:00||The Martyrdom of St Edmund|
|15:15||The Cult of St Edmund|
Sam Newton was awarded his Ph.D in 1991 and published his first book, The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia, in 1993. Since then he has worked as an independent scholar in Early Medieval Studies. His latest book, The Reckoning of King Rædwald, was published in 2003. He is also now a Director of Wuffing Education, NADFAS lecturer, and Time Team historian.
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Gransden, Antonia, "The legends and traditions concerning the origins of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds" English Historical Review, 100 (1985), pp.1-14.
Jones, G., A History of the Vikings (2nd Edition, Oxford 1984)
Keynes, S., & M. Lapidge (ed. & tr.), Alfred the Great: Asser’s Life of King Alfred and other contemporary sources (Penguin Classics 1983).
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Smyth, A., Scandinavian Kings in the British Isles 850-880 (Oxford 1977).
-------------, King Alfred the Great (Oxford 1995).
Whitelock, Dorothy, "Fact and Fiction in the Legend of St Edmund", Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, 31 (1970), pp.217-233.
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