Sutton Hoo: Playground of Kings?


img_20161120_074513Martin Carver called his 1998 book reporting on his campaign of investigations at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk: Sutton Hoo. Burial Ground of Kings? Here I discuss childs’ play at the heritage site; the ‘playground of kings’.

I recently revisited the National Trust site of Sutton Hoo in order to explore the exhibition hall and the mounds.

It was a long haul from North Wales and I took with me two of my kids. We stopped en route in a hotel. Their toys – the crow acquired at Stonehenge called Maximus, Twinkle the owl and mummy and baby bear – came too. They all enjoyed watching the early morning rabbits outside the hotel window before we headed on to Suffolk.

dsc09917It was a very wet and rather cold Sunday in November when we chose to visit. We got to look around the exhibition hall and the mounds and the boat-seat en route.

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