Black Dogs and Haunted Fenlands of Eastern England
with Dr Sam Newton
at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
An exploration of terrors of wetlands and how they were exorcised by Beowulf and his saintly successors.
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||The Home of Black Shuck|
|11.30||Grendel and the Black Shuck|
|14:00||Beowulf and St Guthlac|
|15:15||Beowulf and St Botulf|
Dr Sam Newton is an independent historian who has lectured widely around the country and as well as contributing to many television and radio programmes. In 1993 he published his first book, The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia, now in its fourth print run. His second book, The Reckoning of King Rædwald, was published in 2003. He is also a Director of Wuffing Education at Sutton Hoo and regular Time Team historian.
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Trubshaw, Bob (ed.), Explore Phantom Black Dogs (Heart of Albion 2005)
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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:
4 Hilly Fields,
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4DX
(tel : 01394 386498)