Michael Wood's Story of England DVD
Michael Wood's Story of EnglandDVD
In this groundbreaking series, charismatic presenter Michael Wood (In The Footsteps Of Alexander The Great, The Story of India) tells the story of one village through two thousand years. Focusing not on kings and rulers, but on the lives of ordinary people, Wood reveals a unique view of the whole of English history.Kibworth in Leicestershire lies in the heart of England. An amalgamation of three ancient hamlets, the village has lived through Roman occupation, the Norman Conquest, the Black Death,the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, World War Two bombing raids and , in between all these, has witnessed the varied social changes which have transformed the nation. With the help of the Kibworth people and using archaeology, science and extensivedocumentation - from the Domesday Book to a 1940s forces journal - Michael Wood revels how this community has grown - and how, through invasions, famines, plagues, wars and social upheaval, the ordinary people of England have shaped their own history.