The Story of EnglandBook - 2011
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
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