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Wuffing Education

Sutton Hoo in the Light of Recent Work

The Prittlewell Excavation [Museum of London]

with Dr Sam Newton

at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
on Saturday 13th October, 2007

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.

We shall spend the first part of the day looking at the recently excavated East Saxon royal burial from Prittlewell and considering how it might enhance our understanding of the archaeology of Sutton Hoo and the history and culture of eastern England during the early seventh century.

After lunch we shall explore some of the significant artistic and genealogical parallels which suggest that the Wuffings had important continental connections. Of special interest are the apparent links with Goths and Langobards.

Provisional Programme
  10.00 Coffee on arrival  
  10.15 The East Saxon Royal Burial at Prittlewell  
  11.15 Coffee  
  11.30 The Music of Kings and Cowherds  
  12.30 Lunch break  
  14:00 The Continental Connections  
  15:00 Tea break  
  15:15 Sutton Hoo and the Ostrogoths  
  16:15 Close  

About Dr Sam Newton

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.

Some suggestions for further reading
(useful but not essential)

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)


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Wuffing Education,
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Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4DX
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