William Sterling

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England’s Earliest Kings: 1 The Sutton Hoo King and the Bretwaldas

After the Romans left in the C5th AD Britain was slowly conquered by Germanic tribes dividing the country up into about a dozen small kingdoms.  The strongest king was known as the Bretwalda or Britain Ruler.  Was the man buried at Sutton Hoo one of them? We will examine what happened after the Romans left… Read more »