Boudica and Raedwald are two of the dominant characters in the early history of East Anglia, the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. What do we know about them and about the thread of continuity that links them? How close did Boudica come to driving the Roman army out of Britain in AD61? What influence did four centuries of Roman rule have on Raedwald and whose grave ship at Sutton Hoo contained such fabulous treasures?

In seeking answers to these questions, John Fairclough examines the discoveries of archaeologists over the past hundred years.