Michael Wood’s Story of England – Historian Michael Wood presents Michael Wood’s Story Of England, a new series that shines an intimate light on the lives of ordinary people over the last 2,000 years. Set in the Leicestershire village of Kibworth, Michael unites the villagers in digging up their own back gardens to unearth artefacts and look into the history all around them.
Kibworth is modern Britain in miniature; located in the very heart of England and split now by the A6, it’s the kind of place that most people drive through without a second thought. But like most places in England, scraping just beneath the surface reveals an incredibly rich historical tapestry.
From the Romans to the Vikings, from the Black Death to the Civil War, this series lays bare a history peopled by fascinating real-life characters, including Tudor teachers, highwaymen, Suffragettes and First World War soldiers.
TX: Autumn 2010 / Winter 2011
Source: BBC Press Office