Vikings! History and Legend with Michael Wood

In this illustrated talk historian and broadcaster Michael Wood looks at some of the  star objects in the Viking : Rediscover the Legend Exhibition on display at The Atkinson until 7 July  and connects them with some of the great events of the Viking Age, including dramatic stories from the North West.

For over thirty-five years now, historian, filmmaker and broadcaster Michael Wood has brought history alive for TV viewers. He is the author of several best-selling books including four UK Number One bestsellers, and well over one hundred highly praised documentary films, among them In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great and The Story of India. His Story of England which told the tale of one village, Kibworth in Leicestershire, through British history, was called by the Independent ‘the most innovative history series ever on TV’. Of his Story of China (BBC 2 2016) the state news agency in China, Xinhua said it had ‘transcended the barriers of ethnicity and belief and brought something inexplicably powerful and touching to the TV audience”.

Among his many awards, Michael recently received the British Academy President’s Medal for services to History and outreach. His family have lived in and around Colchester for many years.

1 Hour talk followed by a 30 minute Q & A.

This event is in aid of The Atkinson Development Trust                                           

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