Bury St Edmunds has been settled since Anglo-Saxon times, when a young King Edmund was martyred by Viking invaders and his shrine drew pilgrims from all over Europe.
This illustrated talk will take you on a tour of 1,000 years of Bury’s history, from monks and martyrs to Saxon kings and Tudor queens, from talking wolves and Magna Carta to Georgian Chic and Mr Pickwick.Views: 222 | Enquiries: 2
I am an accredited Green Badge Guide and Chairman of the Bury St Edmunds Association of Registered Tour Guides. I have taught adult education evening classes for many years and talked widely to local groups and societies.
I was a professional archaeologist for over forty years, including twenty as county archaeologist in Hereford and Worcester, Cheshire and Cambridgeshire, and I have carried out fieldwork in East Anglia, the Midlands, Yorkshire, the North West, Wales, the Orkneys, Italy and Libya.
I am a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Although retired from professional archaeology, I remain a Trustee of West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Trust and chair the Editorial Board of East Anglian Archaeology.
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