12:00 am - 12:00 am
14 October marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, when William of Normandy defeated Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.
In this lecture, historian and filmmaker Michael Wood looks at the Norman Conquest in its time, but also about the way it has been seen since in popular culture, down to the Diggers in the English Civil War, the Victorians and even Ladybird books and the Eagle comic. Behind the later stories, he argues, lies the memory of a catastrophe for the English people, though the roots of English governance and culture created before 1066 would in time re-emerge.
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https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2016/10/14/michael-wood-on-anglo-saxon-and-norman-england-111268 The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, London, London, WC1B 3DG DD/MM/YYYY