Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia


Suffolk is a historic county located in eastern England.

When Mordred seized the English throne, most of Suffolk allied with him.

Suffolk | 0 to 9th century AD

Prehistoric and Roman Period
Suffolk has evidence of prehistoric settlements, including burial mounds and earthworks. During the Roman occupation of Britain, the region that is now Suffolk was part of the Roman province of Britannia. There are remnants of roads and settlements in the area.

Anglo-Saxon Settlement | 5th – 9th centuries
With the departure of the Romans in the early fifth century, the Anglo-Saxons, a Germanic people, began to settle in the region. The name “Suffolk” itself is derived from Old English and means “southern people.” The Anglo-Saxons established their presence and culture in the area.

Suffolk in the Kingdom of East Anglia
Suffolk was part of the Kingdom of East Anglia, one of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England. The kingdom was established in the sixth century and had its capital at Dommoc, which is believed to be in modern-day Suffolk.

The spread of Christianity in England began during this period, with the conversion of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms to Christianity. Missionaries like Saint Felix played a role in this process in East Anglia.

Viking Raids and Invasions | 8th – 9th centuries
Like much of England, Suffolk was subject to Viking raids and invasions during the eighth and ninth centuries. The Vikings targeted Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and settlements in search of plunder and territory. The town of Ipswich, in Suffolk, is known to have been a target of Viking attacks during this period.

Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470