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Michael Woods: Story of England – E06 – The Birth of Modern England

24/04/2022

Series overview

Michael Wood 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.In the 14th century Kibworth goes through the worst famine in European history, and then as revealed in the village archives in Merton College Oxford, two third’s of the village population die of the Black Death. Helped by today’s villagers and local schoolchildren digging archaeological test pits, Wood follows stories of individual lives through these times.

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