We catch up with old friend and authority on Anglo-Saxon archaeology, Prof Helena Hamerow for a wide ranging discussion, covering everything from Saxon royal power bases to discoveries including the Staffordshire Hoard.
Helena – a key contributor to our dig at Sutton Courtenay, featured in last week’s Time Team Classic – takes a closer look at Saxon royal great halls, including an incredible recent reconstruction at a neighbouring site in Long Wittenham, Oxfordshire. Prof Hamerow also sheds light on a fascinating period of history when royal women wielded a significant degree of power and influence.
Watch Time Team Classics episode, ‘In the Halls of a Saxon King (Sutton Courtenay) here: https://youtu.be/SttjCzjJ8VA
Discover more about the Sylva Foundation and the amazing Saxon hall reconstruction, the House of Wessex, here: www.sylva.org.uk
Lead image, Saxon hall reconstruction, re-enactors photos and video: © Gabriel Hemery.
CGI reconstruction film credits:
Evie Troy of troyproductions.co.uk
Dan Fisher of firstname.lastname@example.org
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