In 1939 Mrs Edith Pretty started an investigation of some strange earth mounds dotted around her property in Suffolk.
She called in two local archaeologists, between them they discovered one of the most important archaeological finds of the last century.
In one of the biggest mounds they found the remains of a great ship, and more intriguingly, the possible remains of a great king.
Who was this king? Why was he buried here? Who were his people? Where did they come from? Paul Dowswell explores these questions, using the Sutton Hoo burial site as the starting point for an exploration of the Anglo-Saxons.
Featuring photography of the discovered artefacts and specially commissioned artwork to bring the period to life, Sutton Hoo introduces children to the mysterious world of Anglo-Saxons.
Covering subjects such as religion, entertainment, warfare and society, Sutton Hoo helps children take an imaginative journey into the Dark Ages.Age range: 8 - 11 years