Why The Anglo Saxons Matter - Michael Wood
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Introducing the British Librarys exhibitionAnglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War, historian and broadcaster Michael Wood tells 10 fascinating tales from the British Library's 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 Europes first Renaissance, Alfred and the Vikings, Athelstans 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.
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