The farmer’s boy and the ship of gold: uncovering the treasures of Sutton Hoo

The story of the 1939 amateur dig in Suffolk that unearthed the richest grave found in Europe is now being retold on screen

Basil Brown was a farmer’s boy from Rickinghall in Suffolk who left school around the age of 13 to work on his father’s holdings. He seemed set to spend his life working the land.

Brown, who was born in 1888, certainly succeeded in the task – though not through farming. He went on to work the land in a very different way.

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