Medieval Scholar M. R. James’ East Anglian Connections
Dr Rik Hoggett (Heritage Consultant)
Best known as the writer of some of the finest ghost stories ever published, M.R. James was also the foremost medieval scholar of his day with a strong academic and personal interest in East Anglia’s landscape and history. This study-day examines James’ East Anglian connections, from his childhood in Suffolk and his seminal work on St Edmund’s abbey in Bury to his work at Ely and Norwich cathedrals and his later guide to the monuments of Suffolk and Norfolk. The day also looks at the influence which his life and work in the region had on the development of his ghost stories, several of which drew on East Anglian locations and legend.
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Venue: The Court, Sutton Hoo
- November 23, 2019
10:30 am - 4:00 pm