The Significance of the Ship-Burial at Sutton Hoo

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.