c. AD 625
Sutton Hoo


The famous Anglo-Saxon ship burial was excavated in 1939, on the eve of the Second World War. The burial is thought to be that of King Rædwald of the East Angles, who died c. 625.

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The Sutton Hoo finds are now a major attraction in the British Museum:
The site is now in the care of The National Trust:

Further reading

Bruce-Mitford, R.L.S. et al., The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial, 3 vols in 4, British Museum, London 1975, 1978, 1983.

Carver, M., Sutton Hoo: A seventh-century princely burial ground and its context, British Museum Press, London 2005