Sutton Hoo in the Light of Recent Work
with Dr Sam Newton
at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
A study day exploring the new light which recent research in archaeology, art-history, Old English poetry, and genealogy casts on the many unanswered questions raised by the Sutton Hoo ship-burial.
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||The East Saxon Royal Burial at Prittlewell|
|11.30||The Music of Kings and Cowherds|
|14:00||The Continental Connections|
|15:15||Sutton Hoo and the Ostrogoths|
After early experiences in archaeology, Sam Newton graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first in English Literature in 1983. He 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 Wuffing and Early Medieval Studies. His latest book, The Reckoning of King Rædwald, was published in 2003. He is also now a Director of Wuffing Education and Time Team historian.
Bruce-Mitford, R., Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (Gollancz 1974)
Carver, M.O.H., A.Evans, & M.Hummler, Sutton Hoo: a seventh-century princely burial ground and its context, Report of the Research Committee of the society of Antiquaries of London, 69 (British Museum, London 2005)
Higham, N., An English Empire: Bede and the Early Anglo-Saxon Kings (Manchester 1995)
Kirby, D.P., The Earliest English Kings (London 1991)
McClure, J. & R.Collins, (eds.), Bede: the Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Oxford 1999).
Museum of London, The Prittlewell Prince: the discovery of a rich Anglo-Saxon burial in Essex (Museum of London Archaeology Service 2004)
Newton, S., The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia (Brewer 1993)
Newton, S., The Reckoning of King Rædwald (Redbird Press 2003)
Please phone or email to check the availability of places and then send the application form and a cheque for £38, payable to Wuffing Education to:
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