About this book
The book which accompanied the acclaimed BBC TV series, telling the story of England and the English through one village. Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the centre of the country; it has a church, some pubs, the Grand Union canal, a war memorial and many centuries of recorded history. Michael Wood tells the story of this community over 15 centuries, combining all the fascinations of local history with a broader view of the nation, making this a sort of "Who Do You Think You Are?" for the nation.
Tells the story of one English community over fifteen centuries, from the moment that the Roman Emperor Honorius sent his famous letter in 410 advising the English to look to their own defences to the village as it is today.