The Battle of Assandún (18th Oct. 1016): A 997th Anniversary Special
with Dr Sam Newton
at the Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
|10:00||Coffee on arrival|
|10:15||Denmark and England in the late 10th Century|
|11:45||The Danish Conquest of England|
|14:00||1016: The Year of Five Battles|
|15:15||King Cnút the Great|
Sam Newton was awarded his Ph.D. 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 an independent 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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