The Kingdom of the EaSt SEaXE with Julian Whybra. Thu 17th November 2022 at 7.30pm

This will be a hybrid talk ie taking place with both a real life audience and virtually via Zoom. Book your ticket for the online talk below.

Image: The Essex Prittlewell Prince burial chamber found in 2003. Seaxa’s grave? (© MOLA)

The long-vanished Kingdom of the East Seaxe didn’t just correspond to the modern pre-1974 County of Essex. A study of its three-hundred year existence reveals much about settlement patterns, the foundation of the early Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, the arrival of Christianity and the survival of the Old Religion. Who were the Kings of Essex and what rôle did they play in the development of the region and the nation? How were the East Saxons different? Finally, where is the Kingdom now? Where can we seek its hidden vestiges about us? Come in search of your heritage and find yourself!

Julian Whybra is a history graduate of the University of East Anglia and has carried out post-graduate research as a Research Fellow at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and as a Fellow Commoner at Girton College, Cambridge. He lectured part-time in history in the Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Essex until 2005 and is a past winner of the Browne Medal for Original Research in Military History.

This and future talks hosted by Chingford Historical Society will incur a £3 charge for non-members. Annual membership is just £10 per person or £15 for two at the same address. Membership runs from January to January but if you join now (November 2022) your membership will expire in December 2023. Information on how to join can be found here

Members have been notified of how to get their free tickets.

Chingford Historical Society is a registered charity (Charity number: 281623) and all proceeds from the sale of tickets minus Eventbrite fees will go direct to the charity.

Many of the online talks on different aspects of Chingford’s history given since spring 2020 can be viewed on their YouTube channel

A Chingford Historical Society event.