Dr Sam Newton’s Wuffings’ Website

Welcome to my Wuffings’ Website, which aims to provide a focus for the study of Sutton Hoo and the history and culture of the Wuffing Kingdom of East Anglia and beyond.

Please scroll down for information about (1) Wuffing Education study-days, (2) my weekly seminars, (3) my lectures, (4) my works, (5) my books and publications, and (6) some old but still occasionally useful resources for Wuffing & Sutton Hoo Studies.

1. Wuffing Education Study-Days 2023-2024 (more events to follow)

Friday 20th October 2023: Landscapes of Open-Air Governance in Old England – online with Dr Sam Newton FSA. An introduction to the landscapes of open-air government assembly (moot) sites of early England in general and of East Anglia hundreds in particular.
Friday 17th November 2023: Bede and the Theory of Everything – an online study-day with Dr Michelle Brown FSA (Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies, University of London). An investigation into the world of Bede (c. 673–735), the most outstanding scholar of early medieval England.
Friday 24th November 2023: Sutton Hoo, Rendlesham, and Beyond – a live study-morning with Dr Angela Evans FSA (Retired curator in the department of Britain, Europe, and Prehistory at the British Museum and President of the Sutton Hoo Society). A look at some of the developments in Sutton Hoo Studies with world-class specialist Dr Angela Evans.
Friday 8th December 2023: The Yuletide Feast in Early England – an online study-day with Dr Sam Newton FSA. Rekindle the old magic of Christmas with a look at the significance of the midwinter festival in early England and how it was celebrated. 
Friday 26th January 2024: Woden: Warlord, Runemaster, and All-Father – an online study-day with Steve Pollington. A new look at the evidence for our understanding of the god Woden, father of Old English kings and queens. 
Friday 9th February 2024: King Arthur and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – an online study-day with Dr Andrew Breeze FSA. FRHistS (Professor of Philology at the University of Navarra). A charming and prodigious display of scholarly erudition demonstrating (1) the 6th-century historical basis to the legendary King Arthur and (2) the answer to the question which has baffled generations of scholars: who was the master-poet who composed the magnificent Arthurian romance, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?  

or click here for the full programme on Eventbrite.

2. Weekly Morning Seminars in Sutton Hoo Studies 2023-2024, live and online

please click here for the latest schedule.

3. If you wish to book me to deliver a lecture or study-day, click here for a selection of titles.

4. About Me and My Works

5. My Books:

The Reckoning of King Rædwald (2003)

The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia (1993)

My more recent published papers, such as “The Forgotten History of St Bótwulf (Botolph)” (2016), can be downloaded from my page on Academia
6. Resources for Wuffing Studies:

Wuffings’ Who Was Who (genealogical & historical information)

Sutton Hoo: Burial-Ground of the Wuffings (some of the wonders of the royal ship-burial)

Wuffing and Related Places of Interest (sites where the Wuffings walked; and more) – work in progress

In Defence of the Wuffings (Book Review) – my response to some of Professor Martin Carver’s theories about Sutton Hoo and the kings of East Anglia.

The Old English Calendar

Some Wuffing Studies’ reading lists

Some Old Links to related Websites


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