St Edmund and the Last of the Wuffings
with Dr Sam Newton
in The Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||The Wuffing Kingdom of East Anglia|
|11.45||The Coming of the Ragnarrsons|
|12.45||Lunch break (bring picnic or eat in NT restaurant)|
|14:00||The Martyrdom of St Edmund|
|15:15||The Cult of St Edmund|
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 as a free-lance scholar and has contributed to many radio and television programmes. He is also a Director of Wuffing Education, NADFAS lecturer, and Time Team historian.
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