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Why The Anglo-Saxons Matter – Michael Wood
October 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
To coincide with the British Library’s landmark exhibition – Anglo Saxons Kingdoms (opens October 2018) Michael Wood tells fascinating tales from some of our great manuscripts: Augustine of Canterbury and the coming of Christianity; Theodore of Tarsus; the golden age of Northumbria; Alcuin and Europe’s first Renaissance; Alfred and the Vikings; Ethelred and Emma; and the Norman Conquest : stores of men and women, kings and peasants, of the beginning of English literature and art, and the origins of England.
Historian and filmmaker Michael Wood is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester. He is author of many best-selling books and well over 100 documentary films. He recently received the British Academy President’s Medal for his outreach work promoting the field of history.
The lecture lasts approximately one hour with questions welcome from the audience at the end. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the lecture’s scheduled start time. The lecture is free but reservations are required. You can book a maximum of two places per person; to book click here.
The lecture takes place in Augustine Hall on the Canterbury Campus. Staff will direct visitors to the venue on arrival.