King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons
09:05 - 10:20

Michael Wood explores the role of Alfred the Great's grandson Aethelstan in creating a kingdom of all England. The presenter travels to Devon, Cumbria, Scotland and Rome to reveal why he believes the English monarch was one of the greatest, and tells the tale of the ruler's learning and law-making, including his development of a national coinage and his defeat of the Vikings and Scots in the Anglo-Saxon Great War(n)

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