Michael Wood’s Story of England (2010): S01E04 – Peasants’ Revolt to Tudors


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 gripping tale moves on to dramatic battles of conscience in the time of the Hundred Years’ War. Amazing finds in the school archive help trace peasant education back to the 14th century, and show how the people themselves set up the first school for their children.

Some villagers join in a rebellion against King Henry V, while others rise to become middle-class merchants in the textile town of Coventry. On the horizon is the Protestant Reformation, but the rise of capitalism and individualism sow the seeds of England’s future greatness.

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: 12 October 2010.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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