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Lecture by Dr Rebecca Pinner
Saints in the Landscape: St Edmund, St Æthelthryth and the East Anglian Fenland
The cults of medieval saints were securely rooted in the landscapes in which they lived, died and were subsequently venerated. Natural features were named after saints and shrines grew around holy springs or sacred mountains and drew pilgrims to these special places. The cults of our two local super-saints, Edmund and Æthelthryth, were no exception, and this talk will explore the ways in which the Fenland features in their legends. About Dr. Rebecca Pinner Rebecca Pinner has a BA (Hons) in English Literature, an MA in Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies and a doctorate from UEA, and currently teaches at the UEA School of Literature. Her primary research interests concern the relationship between literature, context and culture, the construction and dissemination of individual and collective identities. Her book on 'The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia' is a keen favourite of many who study St Edmund. This lecture is suitable for adults aged 16+ Times: 7pm-8.30pm (doors open 6.30pm) Tickets: £10, Friends of Moyse's Hall and West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village £8 Booking: Essential - use the 'Book now' button below or call 01284 758000 Venue: Moyse's Hall Museum This event is promoted by the Heritage Service
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