Suffolk’s Valley of the Kings: Sutton Hoo and the River Deben
with Dr Sam Newton (Wuffing Education at Sutton Hoo)
at Sutton Hoo
on Saturday, 20th January, 2018.
A look at the largely forgotten but clearly once rich history of the Deben valley and its tributaries in the light of what we can see of its archaeology, art, place-names, and landscape history, and especially of the recent work at Rendlesham.
09.50 – 10.15: Coffee on arrival
10.15 – 11.15: Sutton Hoo and the River Deben
11.15 – 11.40: Coffee break
11.40 – 12.40: Royal Rendlesham in the Light of Recent Work
12.40 – 14.00: Lunch break
14.00 – 14.50: St Felix, Walton Castle, and the Fjord of the Geese
14.50 – 15.10: Tea break
15.10 – 16.00: Significant Place-Names in the Deben Valley and Its Tributaries
c.16.00: Thanks and Close
About Dr Sam Newton
Sam Newton was awarded his Ph.D at UEA in 1991. He published his first book, The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia, in 1993, and his second, The Reckoning of King Rædwald: the Story of the King linked to the Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial, in 2003. His most recent work is “The Forgotten History of St Bótwulf (Botolph)”, The Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, 43 (2016), pp. 521-50, which is also available from his Academia webpage https://independent.academia.edu/SamNewton , along with his other recent papers. He has lectured widely around the country and has contributed to many radio and television programmes, especially Time Team. He is a tutor for Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education, an accredited NADFAS lecturer, and a Director of the Wuffing Education Study-Day Partnership at Sutton Hoo.
Some Suggestions for Optional Background Reading
- Arnott, W.G., The Place-Names of the Deben ValleyParishes (Ipswich 1946).
- Arnott, W.G., Suffolk Estuary: The Story of River Deben (Ipswich 1950).
- Briggs. K., & K. Kilpatrick, A Dictionary of Suffolk Place-Names (Nottingham 2016)
- Bruce-Mitford, R., Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (Gollancz 1974).
- Ekwall, E., The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names, 4th edition (Oxford 1960).
- Evans, A., The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial (British Museum 1986).
- Heaney, S. (tr.) Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition, ed. J. Niles (Norton 2007).
- Hoggett, R., The Archaeology of the East Anglian Conversion (Boydell 2010).
- Martin, E.A., Burgh: Iron Age and Roman Enclosure, East Anglian Archaeology Report 40 (Ipswich 1988).
- Newton, S. The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia (Brewer 1993, 2004).
- Newton, S., The Reckoning of King Rædwald (Redbird 2003).
- Plunkett, S., Suffolk in Anglo-Saxon Times (Stroud 2005).
- Scarfe, N., The Suffolk Landscape (Hodder & Stoughton 1972, Alastair 1986).
- Scarfe, Norman, Suffolk in the Middle Ages (Boydell 1986).
- Scull, C., F. Minter, & J. Plouviez, “Social and economic complexity in early medieval England: a central place complex of the East Anglian kingdom at Rendlesham, Suffolk”, Antiquity, 90, 354 (2016), pp. 1594-1612.
- Wain, P., “The Medieval Port of Goseford”, Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, 43 (2016), pp. 582-601.
- Warner, P., The Origins of Suffolk (Manchester 1996).
- Whitelock, D., “The Pre-Viking Age Church in East Anglia”, Anglo-Saxon England, I (1972), pp. 1-22.