Episode guide

Michael Wood's Story of England

Series 1

Michael Wood's Story of England

  • Romans to Normans

    Historian Michael Wood tells the story of one place throughout history. Here he learns how the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings impacted on the village of Kibworth.

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  • Domesday to Magna Carta

    Michael Wood's unique portrait of one village - Kibworth - throughout the whole of English history. How did the Norman invasion of 1066 affect the community?

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  • The Great Famine and the Black Death

    Michael Wood's superb account of one English village in the context of key historical events. In the 1300s, Kibworth is hit by famine and plague.

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  • Peasants' Revolt to Tudors

    A portrait of one English village - Kibworth - through history. Amazing finds in the school archive help trace peasant education back to the 14th century.

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  • Henry VIII to the Industrial Revolution

    A groundbreaking portrait of one village - Kibworth - throughout history, here focusing on Henry VIII's Reformation and the English Civil War.

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  • Victoria to the Present Day

    Key historical events that affected the Leicestershire village of Kibworth. Michael visits WWI battlefields and recalls the bombing of the area in 1940.

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