Michael Wood: Why the Anglo-Saxons Matter

Michael Wood

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Fascinating tales from great manuscripts

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Huddersfield Library 
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Introducing the British Library’s exhibition Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War, historian and broadcaster Michael Wood tells 10 fascinating tales from our greatest manuscripts: Augustine of Canterbury and the coming of Christianity; Theodore of Tarsus, Hadrian of Libya and the Greek and African contributions to the roots of English culture; Bede and the golden age of Northumbria;  Alcuin and Europe’s first Renaissance, Alfred and the Vikings, Athelstan’s visionary kingdom of all the English;  Ethelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy; and William the Conqueror, the Norman Conquest and Domesday Book.

Hear stories of men and women, kings and peasants: the beginnings of English literature poetry and art, and the origins of England.

Historian and filmmaker Michael Wood is the author of well over 100 documentaries including the recent Story of China, and The Story of England, set in Kibworth in the East Midlands, ‘the most innovative history series ever on TV’ (Independent). Michael has a special interest in Anglo-Saxon history, and in addition to his number one best selling books, In Search of the Dark Ages and Domesday, has written many academic articles on the period entering on King Athelstan and the creation of England. He recently received the British Academy President’s Medal for outreach in History.  

Presented in memory of Naseeb Shaheen

Image: Michael Wood


Name: Michael Wood: Why the Anglo-Saxons Matter
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £15.00
Member: £15.00
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Under 18: £10.00
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