'The Monastery Alone a City': 1,000 years of the Abbey of St Edmund

Adrian Tindall

East of England
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Retired Professional
Paid: £70 plus travel expenses (up to 50 miles)
18th July 2023
Normans | Medieval | Tudors | Abbeys

From its foundation by King Cnut to its dissolution by Henry VIII, the Benedictine Abbey of St Edmund was for five centuries one of the richest monasteries in England, and a European centre of pilgrimage. This illustrated talk will describe how and why the abbey was founded, how it grew to be so powerful, and why it now stands in ruins.

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About Adrian Tindall

I am an accredited Green Badge Guide and Chair of the Bury St Edmunds Association of Registered Tour Guides. I have taught adult education evening classes for many years and spoken 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 Northwest, 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.

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