All posts tagged: England

Diggin’ Sutton Hoo

Someone pointed out the Netflix documentary of the Saqqara excavations to me recently. Not long after, I read that Netflix will shortly be airing a movie about the excavation at Sutton Hoo, called The Dig. It’s based on the novel by John Preston. The casting looks impressive enough (Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Lily James), but I think I’m more interested in the HistoryExtra podcast with professor Carver who led excavations on site himself during the 1980s.

More medieval manuscripts

Sorry for the alliteration pun – just couldn’t resist. But before you turn away! I have good news! The British Library has been digitising more manuscripts and among them are Viking Age grants, for example from king Æthelstan and bishop Oswald. The list feels like being the kid in the candy shop. Have a look and enjoy, the BL post is here.