Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from September, 2016

Sutton Hoo

Last week, my husband and I drove up to Woodbridge in Suffolk, to visit the early Anglo-Saxon burial ground that is Sutton Hoo. From our home in Essex its a nice drive, and only took about forty minutes :)As everyone knows, after Rome fell in 410 ad, the British Isles became a dangerous, wild land where the native Britons roamed. Forest covered much of the landscape so it was easy to hide away, perhaps escape the violence that was murder, rape and pillage, and if the Welsh legends are to be believed then it was around this time that King Uther was ruling the land (or some of it - there is a settlement called Pendragon Castle in Cumbria, and this could've been his seat of power). When Uther died, his son: Arthur, ruled England (as a legitimate crowned King, no-one knows), and it was at this time that folk from eastern Europe began to settle in the country - from Saxony, Jutland and Angeln. Now, because a lot of History cannot be proved for certain in these early centuries, I won…