25th Jan 2018
St Cuthbert and the Vikings: supping with a long spoon
7.00pm, Thursday 25 January 2018
Stannington Village Hall
Cost: £14.00 Members/£16.00 non Members
TO INCLUDE BUFFET AND GLASS OF WINE/SOFT DRINK
The community of St Cuthbert on Lindisfarne bore the brunt of the first Viking attacks in the late 8th century. Over the next 140 years they were forced to sup with the devil in order to survive; and their remarkable story is told in a series of annals, events and artefacts that together provide our most valuable record of the Vikings' impact on Britain, in war and in peace.
Max Adams is an archaeologist and historian, based in the North-east of England for more than 20 years. His best-selling The King in the North, about the life and times of King Oswald of Northumbria, has been followed by books on trees and walks through Dark Age landscapes. His new book: Ælfred's Britain: War and peace in the Viking Age, was released on Nov 2, 2017 by Head of Zeus