About "The Sutton Hoo Mob"
In the summer of 1939, word gradually began to leak out that something quite extraordinary was being unearthed in Suffolk. In the belly of an Anglo-Saxon burial ship, untouched for 1,300 years, gold, silver and precious stones had been discovered, the grave goods of a warrior king from another age.
THE SUTTON HOO MOB tells the dramatic story of the discovery of one of the richest archaeological finds since Tutenkhamun. Eastern Angles has gone behind the scenes of the greatest find of the century and uncovered characters and events that will rival the most entertaining Ealing Comedy.
As war looms, local man Basil Brown is summoned to open up a burial mound, innocent of the possible consequences. The ensuing skirmishes between the Ipswich and British Museums, tactical leaks to the press and site invasions develop into total war, booting the European manoeuvres from the front pages of the newspapers.
As local story becomes national event a delightful tale emerges of hidden voices and secret hiding places, priceless treasure packed into grocery cartons and an inquest hastily assembled to decide the fate of the gold.
Evoking the spirit of the times, THE SUTTON HOO MOB captures the magic of the momentous discovery in a gentle comedy that will rival the best adventure story.