The Story of England

For those of you living in Leicester(shire), or just generally of a historical persuasion, check out Michael Wood's The Story of England, which I caught on BBC4 last night, but which you can also find on i-player. It bases itself in Kibworth, dontcha know? Jewry Wall and the Glen Parva Lady have starring roles, and there's also a rather timely comment from a former Pope - Urban - who, upon seeing some Angles sold as slaves, became enamoured of their pale skin and blonde hair, and asked what people they were. When answer with 'They are Angles', he is said to have replied 'Non angli - angeli' - that is, not Angles - Angels.

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