From it 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.Views: 159 | Enquiries: 0
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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