Lecture meeting on 11th July 2022

The Saxon Era

Talk by: Anthony Poulton Smith

… a revealing look at the so-called Dark Ages

Anthony’s talk will show why the Saxon Era was anything but ‘dark’ and gave us a language, a system of government, many of the imperial measurements, and much, much more.

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Speaker biography

Anthony Poulton-Smith is a freelance journalist and author, currently has 77 books published and many articles, crosswords, puzzles and quizzes – together with some 1,500 articles an almost two hundred books as a ghost-writer. His own books have mostly been on the subject of the origins of place-names and as part of the publicity Anthony has been interviewed several times on the radio and has been privileged to be the guest speaker at many events. The talks not only cover the origins of towns and villages but also hills, streams, districts, fields, streets, and even public houses.

Anthony also speaks on subjects covered by other books including ley lines, salt routes, Watling Street, ghost stories, privies, pub names, animal myths, humorous etymologies, fasteners, and talking butts.

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