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Michael Wood's Story of England

This series tells the story of England, from the Dark Ages until the 20th century, through the eyes of one place: Kibworth, Leicestershire. It's the story of people and their land over time. But also it's a tale of migration -- Romans and Britons, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Normans, Flemings, Huguenots and Jews -- the story is one of newcomers, right down to the modern waves of immigration, West Indians Africans, Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis. All of them came to English shores to create communities, to make a living and raise families -- in time becoming English and then British. This is . . .

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Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 - 3:00 AM    "The Seeds of Reform" The story of Kibworth moves to battles of conscience during the Hundred Years' War. Archives help trace peasant education back to the 14th century, when townspeople set up the first school for their children. Some villagers join in a rebellion against King Henry V; others rise to become middle-class merchants in the textile town of Coventry. Part 3 of 4 G
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Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 - 3:00 AM "The Seeds of Reform" (IDAHO)
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Saturday, Jun 29, 2013 - 3:00 AM "The Birth of Modern England" (IDAHO)
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