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The Story of Sutton Hoo

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  • DURATION 1 hr 15 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
5.0 out of 5 From 61 reviews

I’ve advocated Mirthy right from day 1... you feel part of this community!

Anna
, reviewed on 04 Jan 2022

Fun, educational & relaxing!

Debbie
, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

I’m glad I found you. I said this to my wife - without Mirthy, my life would be far less richer than it is now.

Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022

Event Description

Hidden in the soil of eastern England for one and half thousand years were glittering riches of gold, silver and garnets, an exquisitely crafted helmet and a long ship. They revolutionised our view of the ‘dark ages’ and the island’s connection to the rest of the world.

Equally interesting in the Sutton Hoo narrative is the story of the excavation itself, just before the Second World War, its different characters, the craving for glory, friction between professionals and amateurs and the excitement of finding the treasures that ‘shone in the sunshine as on the day they were buried’.

And at the centre of it all, there was a strong woman whose hunch was brought to her by her dreams, who desired to give credit where it was due and generously bequeath the treasures to the nation.

  • Duration: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Loona

Loona Hazarika is a history geek who has been giving guided tours of his birthplace London for over 15 years. Trained by the British Museum (where he was an official tour guide) he co-founded London City Steps, a social enterprise that helps to train and give confidence to underprivileged youth via a love of local history.

He spent a year volunteering at the Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda where he recorded and set up their first audio guides system and has advised and appeared on TV history shows such as BBC TV’s The ‘Hairy Builder’, ‘the Repair Shop’ and SKY Atlantic’s ‘Urban Secrets’

He has a Master’s Degree in economics from the University of Cambridge.

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