“The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Lindsey” – 25th October

On Saturday 25th October Dr Kevin Leahy will give a talk on

The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Lindsey

in the Franklin Hall, Spilsby, at 2.00pm.

 

This event, which is free of charge, is open to all and is run by the Spirit of Sutterby Project as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Down Your Wold programme.

Dr Kevin Leahy was Principal Archaeologist at Scunthorpe Museum for 29 years during which he excavated some major archaeological sites in the area.  He now works as a National Finds Advisor for the British Museum and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Leicester.  He has written several books including Anglo-Saxon Crafts and The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Lindsey.

Lindsey was a small Anglo-Saxon Kingdom that lay to the south of the Humber Estuary in what is now northern Lincolnshire.  Though long neglected, over the last 50 years Lindsey has emerged from its own ‘dark age’ to reappear as a highly prosperous and sophisticated Anglo-Saxon Kingdom.  Dr Leahy will draw on the evidence of cemeteries, settlements, finds, churches and place names to chart the Anglo-Saxon takeover of one of the richest areas of Roman Britain.

 

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