Michael Wood on Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

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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Add to Calendar 14/10/2016 00:00 14/10/2016 00:00 Europe/London Michael Wood on Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 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 c...

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