From Yuletide to Nativity: Christmas in Early England
with Dr Sam Newton
in The Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||The Old English Calendar|
|11.45||The Old English Yuletide Feast|
|14:00||What has Wayland to do with Christ?|
|15:15||Christmas at Camelot –Sir Gawain and the Green Knight|
Sam Newton was awarded his Ph.D at UEA in 1991 and is the author of The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia (1993) and The Reckoning of King Rædwald, (2003). He has lectured widely around the country and has contributed to many radio and television programmes, including Michael Wood on Beowulf and Digging for Britain with Dr Alice Roberts. Sam is also a Director of Wuffing Education, NADFAS lecturer, and Time Team historian.
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Newton, S., The Reckoning of King Rædwald (Redbird 2003)
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Wilson, R., The Lost Literature of Medieval England (Methuen 1952, 1970)
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