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Christmas in Early England. Dr Sam Newton (Director, Wuffing Education) Rediscover the magic of Christmas with an exploration of the significance of the midwinter festival in early England.  This will include a look at the Old English calendar, which reveals how the pre-Christian year was structured, as well as the account of Christmas at Camelot (more…)

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King Edward III had too many sons. Out of his progeny came a bitter conflict which turned the medieval English nobility on each other, destroying their military dominance in France and causing the downfall of the Plantagenet dynasty. Join Dr. Toby Capwell for a journey through what was later called ‘The Wars of the Roses’, examining the battles, tactics, arms and armour, and foremost, the realities of war in the fifteenth century.

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In the Iron Age the written word starts to stir the mist of anonymity that clouds prehistory, turning it into protohistory. This course will demonstrate how the extraordinary art, artefacts and sites of this period challenge our perceptions of this distant time.

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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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 An illustrated introduction to one of the major documents of early English culture.  Its great narrative scope provides an Old Testament of English history and is also of enormous literary interest.  Not only does it draw on, an in places incorporates examples of, the ancient English medium of alliterative poetry, it also contains some of the first original compositions in English prose, the language of which anticipates the King James’ version of the Bible.

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We will examine the power-brokers and military élite of medieval England, the earls, barons and knights, and their ladyfolk, looking at their economic resources, their military service, levels of expenditure and rich cultural patronage.

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During the day we will look at the forms and style of music from the Elizabethan period through a variety of genres – ranging from the music of the streets and theatre to the music of the church, court and stately homes. In doing so we shall also focus on the music played in the homes of the cultured families of the Petres in Ingatestone, the Pastons of Norfolk and the Kytsons at Hengrave.  Composers and their works will be illustrated by a lecture recital of Elizabethan keyboard music.

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During the Middle Ages, the Suffolk parish church was the heart of a vibrant community.  Using surviving documentary and material evidence, this study day explores the business of running the parish church and introduces the people who ran it.  And, from education to having fun, domestic chores to elaborate funerals, we will also discover what can be learned about the community of people the parish church served.

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Beowulf is the poetic masterpiece that forms the precedent for literary art in the English language, but it is also a primary work of history.  It was probably composed during the eighth century, using older verse traditions reaching back to Scandinavia in the sixth century and beyond.  Through these and related texts we can retrieve something of the almost lost continent of the English pre-history.

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