Recording from Michael Wood’s CVHF talk on Friday, 28th June 2013.
Michael Wood is one of our most enduringly popular television historians. Although he has crossed continents and travelled seas to tell us the stories of ancient civilisations and even Nazi cults, his first love in history was the Anglo-Saxons. In this talk, he tells the amazing story of Alfred the Great and his family, a tale that takes us across the British Isles in the Viking Age, to Rome and beyond, and to the Battle of Brunanburh, when England finally became one.
An exclusive interview with eminent historian Michael Wood from Day Five of CVHF13, considering with Xander Drury the secrets behind his glittering career in broadcasting.
Camera: John E Fry