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King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons (1/3)

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Duration 1h

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Episode 1 of 3

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Historian and broadcaster Michael Wood tells the story of King Alfred the Great, arguing that he and his descendants were England's most influential and important rulers.

In the first of three programmes, the presenter details a desperate guerrilla war in Somerset, and establishes how Alfred laid the foundations for a single kingdom of `all the English'.

Filmed in locations including Reading and Rome, with contributions by leading scholars.

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Previous broadcasts on TV

Broadcasts in 2018

On BBC Four
17/04/2018 at 20:00

Broadcasts in 2017

On BBC Four
21/07/2017 at 00:05

Broadcasts in 2016

On BBC Four
21/09/2016 at 20:00