Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo

by National National Trust and Annie Bullen

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 03/03/2014

 
Sutton Hoo is a great deal more than it first appears. After all, it first appears as little more than a series of mysterious mounds in the Suffolk landscape. However, thanks to the curiosity of landowner Mrs Edith Pretty and the patient diligence of her hired archaeologist Basil Brown, these mounds yielded the most significant Anglo-Saxon find ever discovered at that time.Having lain buried for over 1,300 years, the treasures of Sutton Hoo took many years to uncover and there's little doubt that there's yet more to be unearthed. The prominence and wealth of the ship-burial in one of the mounds mark it out as the final resting place of a member of Anglo-Saxon royalty. More significant still is the fact that it and its artifacts lay undisturbed by the Tudor tomb raiders who did for many similar sites, providing modern-day archaeologists with invaluable knowledge about a period of history on the margin between myth, legend, and historical documentation.As fascinating as what was uncovered at Sutton Hoo are the stories surrounding the people involved in the discovery of this Anglo-Saxon burial ground, ensuring that this souvenir guidebook tells you as much about the way that people lived as the way they died.
ISBN:
9781843594321
9781843594321
Category:
Local history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
03-03-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Trust, Enterprises, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
210x210mm
Weight:
0.13kg
Annie Bullen

Annie Bullen is the author of all of Pitkin's commemorative titles, marking the Royal Family's births, deaths, weddings and coronations in an engaging and respectful style.

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