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 2024 (more events to follow)

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?  

Friday 1st March 2024: England at War in the Late 15th Century – a live study-morning with Dr Toby Capwell FSA. Join world-class scholar Dr Toby Capwell for a live study-day on the battles and arms & armour of the Wars of the Roses. 

Saturday 9th March 2024: Dragon Lords: An Alternative History of Viking England – an online study-day with Dr Eleanor Parker (Brasenose College, Oxford). An exploration of pre-modern perceptions of England’s Viking past which provide alternative perspectives on the history of the Vikings, offering dramatic, colourful and sympathetic ways of thinking about why they came to England and their lasting impact on English history and identity.

Friday 22nd March 2024: The Old English Eastertide – an online study-day with Dr Sam Newton FSA. Rediscover the magic of Eastertide with a look at its pre-Christian origins and at the way in which it was celebrated in early England.

Saturday 20th April 2024: Climate-Change and the Transformation of the Suffolk Coast, AD 1100-1600 – a live study-morning with Dr Mark Bailey FRHistS (Professor of Late Medieval History, University of East Anglia). How climatic turbulence helps to explain the highly varied fortunes of the ports along the coast in the Middle Ages, from the rise of Lowestoft to the decay of Orford. 

Friday 10th May 2024: The Forging of England – an online study-day with Dr Gareth Williams. A new look at the 10th century unification of England under the West Saxon kings and the way in which they re-wrote their own history.

or click here for the full programme on Eventbrite.

2. Weekly Morning Seminars in Sutton Hoo Studies 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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