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Wed, 01 Feb



Anglo-Saxon Pagan Gods - Tickets

When the Western Roman Empire crumbled, the Anglo-Saxon peoples who occupied Britain brought their own paganism with them.

Anglo-Saxon Pagan Gods - Tickets
Anglo-Saxon Pagan Gods - Tickets

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01 Feb 2023, 18:00


About the event

Anglo-Saxon Pagan Gods were Germanic, with a pantheon of deities that included Woden, Thunor, Tiw and Frig. Its temples were wooden structures that leave scant traces in the landscape, but you can find evidence for their beliefs in cemeteries like Sutton Hoo.  We will visit the Sutton Hoo mask and find our more about this particular topc in our Fenruary Luecture 'East Anglia in the British Museum'

This lecture looks at such evidence and at literature such as Beowulf and the history written by the Christian scholar Bede.

Professor Hutton is Professor of History at the University of Bristol. He took degrees at Cambridge and then Oxford Universities, and was a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. He is now a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries and the Learned Society of Wales, and has won awards for teaching and research.  He has lectured all over the world, authored 18 books and 83 essays, appeared in or presented scores of television and radio programmes, and sits on the editorial boards of six journals concerned with the history of religion and magic.

This FREE event is run by Gresham College in London.  You must regsiter at:

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