Michael Wood’s Story of England (2010): S01E02 – Domesday to Magna Carta


Introduction

Michael Wood’s Story of England is a six-part BBC documentary series written and presented by Michael Wood and airing from 22 September 2010.

The series tells the story of one place, the Leicestershire village of Kibworth, throughout the whole of English history.

Outline

Wood’s unique portrait moves on to 1066 when the Normans build a castle in Kibworth. He reveals how occupation affected the villagers from the gallows to the alehouse, and shows the medieval open fields in action in the only place where they still survive today.

With the help of the residents, he charts events in the village leading to the people’s involvement in the Civil War of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester. Intertwining the local and national narratives, this is a moving and informative picture of one local community through time.

Michael Wood’s Story of Britain Series

You can find a full index and overview of Michael Wood’s Story of Britain here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 29 September 2010.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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