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

This course was run as the first part in a series of five short courses on the Anglo-Saxon Kings.  It was an online course for the City Lit on 9 and 16 October 2021. After the Romans left in the C5th AD Britain was slowly conquered by Germanic tribes dividing the country up into about… Read more »

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British Museum Top Ten Treasures

In 2003 to celebrate the museum’s 250th birthday various special events were held including a day of talks by Alan Bennett, Sandi Toksvig and other celebrities and some short tours by half a dozen of the Eye Openers – I did the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and Celtic Britain.  Four experts (J D Hill, Leslie Webster,… Read more »

This tag: Sutton Hoo

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 »

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