St Edmund and the Last of the Wuffings
with Dr Sam Newton
at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||The Wuffing Kingdom of East Anglia|
|11.45||The Coming of the Ragnarrsons|
|14:00||The Martyrdom of St Edmund|
|15:15||The Cult of St Edmund|
Sam Newton was awarded his Ph.D at the University of East Anglia in 1991 and published his first book, The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia, in 1993 He has lectured widely around the country as a free-lance scholar and has contributed to many television and radio programmes. His latest book, The Reckoning of King Rædwald, was published in 2003. He is currently a Director of Wuffing Education, NADFAS lecturer, and Time Team historian.
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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)