The Anglo-Saxon 'Great War’: New light on an old mystery

with Michael Wood
20:30 - 21:30
£15 non-subscriber, £12 subscriber

Michael Wood takes a fresh look at one of the most important events of the Anglo-Saxon period, Athelstan’s famous victory at the Battle of Brunanburh.  Reviewing the evidence from texts, coins, and place names, and setting the war in the context of the politics and landscape of Britain in the Viking Age, Michael will offer a new perspective on the lost location of  one of the great battles of British history.

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Michael Wood has been bringing history alive for generations of readers and viewers. He is the author of several highly praised books on English history and has recorded over 100 documentary films, among them In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, The Story of India and, most recently, The Story of China.

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