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Heroic Feasting: Sutton Hoo, Prittlewell, and Taplow in Context.

One of the pair of blue glass vessels from Prittlewell (Museum of London)

with Leslie Webster

at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
on Saturday July 25th 2009

An exploration of the ritual of feasting in the great hall at the time of Sutton Hoo, drawing on related sites and literature.
With Leslie Webster, Keeper, Department of Prehistory and Europe, British Museum.

Provisional Programme
  10.00 Coffee on arrival  
  10.15 The Prittlewell, Taplow, and Sutton Hoo princely burials: a comparison  
  11.15 Coffee  
  11.45 Feasting in Anglo-Saxon England: how Old English poetry and music brings to life the archaeology  
  12.45 Lunch break  
  14:00 Welcome to the Royal Hall: an exploration of the iconic structures in which the great feasts were held  
  15:00 Tea break  
  15:15 Questions and answers  
  16:15 Close  

About Leslie Webster

To be added


Some suggestions for further reading
(useful but not essential)

Alexander, M., The First Poems in English (Penguin Classics 2008)
Bruce-Mitford, R., Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (Gollancz 1974)
Coatsworth, E., & M. Pinder, The Art of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmith – Fine Metalwork in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Practice and Practitioners (Boydell 2002)
Evans, A.C., The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial (British Museum 1986)
Heaney, S. (tr.), Beowulf (Faber & Faber 1999)
Lee, S. D., & E. Solopova, The Keys of Middle-earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)
McClure, J. & R.Collins, (eds.), Bede: the Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Oxford 1999).
Speake, G., Anglo-Saxon Animal Art (Oxford 1980)
Webster, L., and J.Backhouse, The Making of England: Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900 (British Museum 1991)
Webster, L., & M.Brown (eds), Transformation of the Roman World AD 400-900 (1997)


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