It comprises eight short films across two series, each focusing on a particular character from the history of England prior to the Norman Conquest, a period popularly known as the Dark Ages. It is also the title of a book written by Wood to support the series, that was first published in 1981.
Michael Wood is a highly acclaimed, best-selling author and TV presenter, as well as a regular contributor to BBC History magazine
Michael Wood is a highly acclaimed, best-selling author and TV presenter, as well as a regular contributor to BBC History magazine.
Here too, warts and all, are the Saxon, Viking and Norman kings who laid the political foundations of England - Offa of Mercia, Alfred.
by. Wood, Michael, 1948-.
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BBC History Magazine
BBC History Magazine. Michael Wood is such an accomplished popular historian that he could write about anything and readers would pay for the finished product. Wood shows that though there isn’t a huge amount of documentary evidence about Shakespeare’s life, there is enough to place his extraordinary talent in its proper historical context. England, with a population of less than 3 million, was an old-fashioned, backward place out on the fringe of Europe.