Before the Normans Came: The World of Anglo-Saxon England

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Course Notes

All-comers welcome. No previous knowledge of the period is required.

Day 1:

- Introduction and overview

- The sources of the period

- Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire Hoard

Day 2:

- The Christian Connection : the Roman and Irish missions

- The rise of Northumbria

- The Northumbrian Golden Age

Day 3:

- From Penda of Offa : The dominance of Mercia

- The Viking impact

- From Egbert to Alfred : the emergence of Wessex

Day 4:

- Alfred the Great : 'Saviour of England'

- Edward,Ӕthelflaed and Athelstan : Wessex Kingship over England

- Power and reform : the reign of Edgar of Wessex

Day 5:

- Ӕthelred the Unready : failure of Kingship

- The Danish interlude : King Canute and Queen Emma

- Edward the Confessor and the Battle of Hastings

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM