March 2019

Sutton Hoo: The ship burial

Welcome to The Arts Society Royal Tunbridge Wells
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:00
Trinity Theatre, Church Road Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JP

A lecture discussing the ship burial at Sutton Hoo and the mysteries it uncovers.

The extraordinarily rich hoard found at Sutton Hoo dates to the early C7th and tells us a great deal about the wealth of the country at the time, inter-action with other cultures and status within Anglo-Saxon society. What we cannot yet prove is who was buried within the ship in the mound although the popular theory is that it was King Readwald of East Anglia. This lecture uses images of the treasures found as well as Old English poetry to discuss kingship and power in Anglo-Saxon England. 


Mrs Imogen Corrigan

After nearly 20 years in the British army, went to the University of Kent to study Anglo-Saxon & Medieval History and Art, graduating with 1st class honours. Works as a freelance lecturer across Britain and Europe as well as lecturing on small cruise ships and running study tours on land.