Kings, Power and Conversion in Anglo-Saxon England: new archaeological perspectives from the kingdom of Kent
by Dr Gabor Thomas, University of Reading
Anglo-Saxon Kent has long been celebrated as a crucible for the key institutions that would come to define the medieval state of England, not least kingship, the written law and the church. Archaeological study of Anglo-Saxon Kent has traditionally relied upon the exceptionally rich cemetery evidence for which the region is internationally renowned.
Taking as its principal focus the results of a decade-long programme of research excavation at Lyminge, this talk will explore how a rapidly expanding corpus of settlement archaeology can be used to enhance understanding of the complex processes that brought the kingdom of Kent into being as a microcosm of early medieval state formation.
Image: Lyminge excavations in progress with the parish church in the background
Main Hall, Liston Hall, Marlow SL7 1DD at 8pm
Pay at the door: Members of MAS/AiM £3, Visitors £4.50, full-time students £1.50 Free parking is available after 7pm adjacent to the Liston Hall All queries, including membership and fieldwork, tel: 01628 523896. http://www.marlowarchaeology.org/talks.php