Michael Wood's Story of England
Visit the village of Kibworth, Leicestershire, with historian Michael Wood as he tells the 2000-year-old story of this one settlement throughout English history. Kibworth, located in the heart of England, lived through the Black Death, the English Civil War, the Industrial Revolution and World War II. Intertwining the local and national narratives, Wood presents a moving and informative picture of one local community through time.
Romans to Normans (#101H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVPG
Join historian Michael Wood to recover - with the help of the local people and the use of archaeology, landscape, language and DNA - the lost history of the first thousand years of Kibworth, featuring a Roman villa, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and evidence of life after the Norman Conquest. Learn how the oppressive Norman occupation affected the villagers, from the gallows to the alehouse, and see the medieval open fields in action in the only place where they survive.
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