7 May 2022 | 3pm | Rausing Building
Tickets available online or at the Museum Shop
Historian Marc Morris, presenter of the Channel 4 series, Castle and author of several books including the recently published The Anglo Saxons, shares his insights into the period we call the Dark Ages.
The transformation of Britain from a former Roman province, descending rapidly into ruin to a newly forged kingdom called ‘England’ – a country of shires, sheriffs, bishops and boroughs, with boundaries much the same as they are today, was caused by the Anglo-Saxons.
The story of their tumultuous journey, from warlords to kings, from paganism to Christianity, and from a galaxy of competing peoples to a single, unified nation, is the subject of this talk.