A Tale of Sutton Hoo: Where History Comes Alive

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Pauline Sabin Moore emphasizes the importance of learning Anglo-Saxon culture in historical novel.

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I want to show in my book that Anglo-Saxons were humans, just as we are, with the same feelings.

Though fierce battles and mindless drinking may at first appear to be the central theme of the Middle Ages, there is much more than meets the eye to this fascinating time period.

Honoring history and remembering Anglo-Saxon ancestors for their valiancy, courage and compelling human nature is a concept Pauline Sabin Moore hopes to share in her historical novel, “Brightfire: A Tale of Sutton Hoo.”

“I want to show in my book that Anglo-Saxons were humans, just as we are, with the same feelings,” Moore said. “Where and how they lived may have seemed dangerous, but they had a love of beauty that is simply admirable.”

A sequel to her first published novel, “Storm Frost,” Moore tells the story of the cruel and merciless King Eorpwald, son of King Raedwald of Sutton Hoo, whose hostility towards Christianity and innate jealousy puts his entire kingdom in danger after his father dies.

By covering actual historical events and people during and after the reign of King Raedwald, “Brightfire: A Tale of Sutton Hoo” offers insight into the colorful daily life of Anglo-Saxon culture and reminds readers that there is always something to be learned from the past.

“It is possible to be accepting of another faith and achieve what is good, right and beautiful,” Moore said.

For more information, visit https://pmsabinmoore.wordpress.com.

Brightfire: A Tale of Sutton Hoo
By P.M. Sabin Moore
ISBN: 978145205056098
Available in softcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
Pauline Sabin Moore is a retired English and drama teacher currently residing in Woodbridge, England. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of London. Moore dedicates herself to writing and sharing her passion for Anglo-Saxon history and volunteers as a guide at Sutton Hoo, a historical site of 6th and early 7th Century cemeteries. She has also published “Storm Frost,” a fiction novel based on the earliest Anglo-Saxon love poems written in English.


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