Synopsis by Maggie Sadler
In 1939, archaeologist Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) arrives in Woodbridge, Suffolk, at the behest of landowner Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan). With the help of his apprentices Peggy (Lily James) and Stuart (Johnny Flynn), Brown searches the property for any significant finds until he stumbles upon the remains of a Viking burial site. Naming the site Sutton Hoo, Brown's discovery challenges the conceptions of British history to their very core, making significant strides in the field of archaeology in the process. Based on true events. Directed by Simon Stone.
archaeologist, digging [dirt], excavation, history, woman