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FULLY BOOKED – ‘When England Had Scarcely Begun’: Sutton Hoo and the Lindisfarne Gospels | A Study Day with Mark Cottle

14/10/2023 @ 10:15 - 13:30


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Mark Cottle is returning to the library to run another Study Day at the Library on Saturday 14th October, from 10.15-1.30pm. This workshop will focus on Sutton Hoo and the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Sutton Hoo and the Lindisfarne Gospels provide remarkable insights into the England of the 7th century.

Early in the century, a great ship was dragged ashore from the river Deben in Suffolk.  It became the burial place of a powerful Anglo-Saxon warlord, buried with a mound of treasures from all over the known world.  Fine weaponry, gold coins and exquisitely crafted jewellery reflected levels of sophistication which were a revelation.

At the end of the 7th century, after its conversion to Christianity, the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria enjoyed a brief golden age – a result of which was the Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the most impressive works of art of the whole medieval period.

The first morning session will focus on Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire Hoard with reference to the Prittlewell Prince excavation.  The second session after looking at the conversion of England to Christianity will focus on the Northumbrian Golden Age and the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Booking for this study day is essential. Please email enquiries@morrablibrary.org.uk to book a place. Payment will be cash only on the day (£12.50).


10:15 - 13:30


Morrab Library