The Land of Boudica

Mercury figurine from Norfolk (Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service)

with Dr John A. Davies FSA
(Chief Curator and Keeper of Archaeology for Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service)

at the Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
on Saturday, 1st February 2014.

The day will look at aspects of Roman East Anglia, predominantly Norfolk and Suffolk, showing the episode in its wider context. It will start with a consideration of the pre-Roman Iron Age and will also look at the region in the context of its role within the Roman Empire.

Provisional Programme
(There may be variations to the programme on the day)
10:00 Coffee on arrival
10:15 The Late Iron Age background
11:15 Coffee
11:45 Early Roman East Anglia
12:45 Lunch break
14:00 The towns and beyond
15:00 Tea break
15:15 East Anglia in the Roman Empire
16:20 Close

About Dr John A. Davies FSA

Dr John Davies has been Keeper of Archaeology at Norwich Castle Museum since 1997 and is now also Chief Curator for Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service. He has worked as an archaeologist in Norfolk since 1984. During this time he has been involved with the promotion of a positive liaison between professional and amateur archaeologists, in particular metal-detector users. He is a specialist in the coinage of Roman Britain and has published widely on the subject of coinage from British archaeological sites. His most recent research interests include aspects of Roman Norfolk and Iron Age East Anglia.

Some suggestions for further reading
(useful but not essential)

de la Bedoyere, Guy, Roman Britain, A New History (Thames & Hudson 2006)
Davies, John, The Land of Boudica: Prehistoric and Roman Norfolk (Heritage/Oxbow 2009)
Davies, John, & Bruce Robinson, Boudica: Her Life, Times and Legacy (Poppyland 2009)
Davies, John, Venta Icenorum, Caistor St Edmund Roman Town (Norfolk Archaeological Trust 2001)
Fairclough, John, Boudica to Raedwald (Malthouse Press 2010)
Gurney, David, Outposts of Empire: A Guide to Norfolk’s Roman Forts at Burgh Castle, Caister-on-Sea and Brancaster (Norfolk Archaeological Trust 2002)
Robinson, Bruce & Tony Gregory, Celtic Fire and Roman Rule (Poppyland 2003)
The following East Anglian Archaeology Reports are also pertinent to the Roman period: EAA 20 (1983) on Burgh Castle
EAA 23 (1985) on Brancaster
EAA 31 (1986) on the Fen-edge
EAA 60 (1993) on Caister-on-Sea
EAA Occasional Paper 4 (1998) on Burials
EAA Occasional Paper 18 (2004) on Snettisham


Please phone or email to check the availability of places. Study Days are £36 per person, which includes a full day of lectures, access to the NT site, parking, coffee and tea throughout the day, and access to the NT exhibition. Once you have reserved your place please send payment to confirm the booking. For your first booking please complete the application form to ensure that we have recorded your contact details correctly.

Wuffing Education,
4 Hilly Fields,
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4DX
tel : 01394 386498

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