Intimately entwined with the story of the royal martyr Edmund, as well as the wider town of Bury St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds Abbey’s history is rich and extensive. To celebrate the millennial anniversary of its formal foundation, the St Edmund’s Day Special – hosted by heritage consultant Dr Richard Hoggett – will be an enlightening virtual study day exploring the significance of the site.
Due to take place on 20 November, the day will consist of three separate virtual sessions, each detailing a period of the abbey’s history. Starting from its foundation in the early decades of tenth century, the talks will cover the abbey’s expansion and growth over time, chronicling its historical importance all the way through to the post-dissolution era. Justifying its place on the regional, national and international stage, Dr Hoggett will explain why St Edmunds Abbey is considered to be one of Suffolk’s most important historic sites, and commemorate this colossal millennial milestone.
Each of the three virtual sessions will be one hour in duration, with coffee and lunch breaks in between. Tickets for the St Edmund’s Day Special start from £30 and are available on Eventbrite.