Michael Wood The Story of England The village of Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the deeply centre of England. Produced by available at BBC shop, It has a church, some pubs, the Grand Union Canal, a First World War Memorial - and also many centuries of recorded history. In the thirteenth century the village was bought by William de Merton, who later founded Merton College, Oxford, with the result that documents covering years of village history are lodged at the college. Building on this unique archive, and as well as enlisting the assist of the current inhabitants of Kibworth, with a village-wide archeological dig, with the first utter DNA profile of an English village as well as with exercise of local materials like family memorabilia, Michael Wood tells the extraordinary story of single English community over fifteen centuries, from the moment that the Roman Emperor Honorius sent his famous letter in advising the English to look to their own defences to the village as it is today. The story of Kibworth is the story of England itself, a Who Do You Think You Are? for the entire nation. It is the subject of a six-part BBC tv series to be shown in autumn , presented by Michael Wood.
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