My first post in quite a while!

Due to a combination of house renovation, lockdown, working on my PhD and building new online teaching content, I haven’t had a great deal of time to blog. However, there was a little something else that consumed my time…

a superb series of lectures on the thrilling archaeological discoveries at Rendlesham in Suffolk!

I have just finished watching the (free!) series of lectures provided by Suffolk County Archaeology and I must say each and every one was a delight. Some of the talks were packed with brand new – as yet unpublished – information on the discovery of what is believed to be the Royal Vill mentioned in, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, written by the Venerable Bede in around 731 AD, while other talks provided useful contextual information that helped with understanding how the Rendlesham site came to be and how its importance finally diminished.

I am so keen to share the link to these talks that I am not taking the time to write a proper review at this stage (because I am short of said time at the moment) but I shall return to this post to do so with a thorough edit as soon as possible.

Suffice to say for now, the lectures kick of with Chris Scull’s fascinating, Rendlesham and the East Anglian Kingdom and round off with Keith Wade’s, Anglo-Saxon Ipswich. I strongly recommend watching them in the order in which they were broadcast as they flow beautifully. Although they were all very, very interesting my especial favourites were Rendlesham and the East Anglian Kingdom, Exploring the Metal Objects from Anglo-Saxon Rendlesham and Beasts and Feasts: Rendlesham’s Animal Resources. This is just my preference around my areas of interest though, all were very informative and able to suit a range of interests.

Thank you very much indeed, Suffolk County Council, Leverhulme Trust and National Lottery Heritage Fund! 😃

Click Behind the Scenes to access the videos – enjoy ❤️

Image © Rendlesham Revealed