St Edmund, Last of the Wuffings
with Dr Sam Newton
at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
A reconsideration of the history and legend of St Edmund, last of the famous Wuffing kings of pre-Viking East Anglia and a patron saint of England.
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||The Wuffing Kingdom of Pre-Viking East Anglia|
|11.30||The Coming of the Ragnarrsons|
|14:00||The Martyrdom of St Edmund|
|15:15||The Cult of St Edmund|
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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Hart, C., The Danelaw (Hambledon 1992).
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).
Magnusson, Magnus, The Vikings ( rev.ed. Tempus 2000)
Mitchell, B., & F.Robinson, A Guide to Old English (Blackwell 1986)
Plunkett, S., Suffolk in Anglo-Saxon Times (Tempus 2005).
Scarfe, Norman, Suffolk in the Middle Ages (Boydell 1986)
Smyth, A., Scandinavian Kings in the British Isles 850-880 (Oxford 1977).
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Swanton, M., The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (Phoenix 2000).
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.
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)