[MR] BBC: Rendlesham, Anglo-Saxon Royal Site

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 02:26:42 PST 2023

Noble Friends,

Yesterday the BBC posted an illustrated summary story about excavations at
Rendlesham, believed to be an Anglo-Saxon royal center.

The site in Suffolk, is close to Sutton Hoo, where the 7th century
Anglo-Saxon king Raedwald was thought to have been buried along with this
famous ship and that really cool helmet so associated with the Saxons.
Rendlesham may have been one of Raedwald's residences.

Excavations at Rendlesham have recently uncovered  a possible Anglo-Saxon
temple to pagan gods. Although the king converted to Christianity, the
Venerable Bede tells us Raedwald "backslid", or possibly just hedged his
bets, by installing pagan images alongside those of his new faith.

The story is found at https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-67556575 .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆
Continuing a quest to keep Merry Rose relevant and in business.

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