The Story of England

The Story of England

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WHAT IS ENGLAND AND WHO ARE THE ENGLISH?

The village of Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the very centre of England. Its history is a story of departing Romans, Saxon and Viking immigrants, and Norman conquerors; of the Great Famine and the Black Death; of religious and political conflicts, and the Industrial Revolution; of Empire and two world wars. All made their impact on this village, and its people.

Michael Wood tells the extraordinary story of one English community over fifteen centuries - a tale of Anglo-Saxon peasants, medieval reeves, Tudor vicars, Victorian framework-knitters and First World War soldiers.

The story of Kibworth is the story of England itself, and this is the people's history of the nation.

' A prism through which we can begin to understand England - and its ever-shifting identity' The Times

'Living history is a very difficult thing to make work, especially when it comes to blending scholarship and jollity. You will never see it done as well as it is here' Daily Telegraph

' A genuinely affecting piece of pop history' Daily Mail

NOW A MAJOR BBC TV SERIES

Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780670919048
0670919047
Branch Call Number: 942.544 W85s 2011
Characteristics: xxiv, 440 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports., maps ; 20 cm

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redrobinreader Oct 24, 2012

One of the best BBC mini-series I've ever seen, which explains an intresting in-depth history of the country's feudal system & how many of the laws were transported here to the Colonies of America. A "must see" for any history buff, especially those interested in Britain's beginnings & their rise to super power in the world.

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