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Michael Woods: Story of England – E01 – Romans to Normans


Series overview

Michael Woods tells the story of England through the medium of focusing on one place, the village of Kibworth in Leicestershire

This Episode

Kibworth lived through the Black Death, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution and bombing in the Second World War. With the help of the local people and using archeology, language, landscape and DNA, Michael uncovers the history of the first thousand years of the village, featuring a Roman villa, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and graphic evidence of life on the eve of the Norman Conquest.

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