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In search of England : journeys into the English past

Author: Michael Wood
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focussing on the idea of England and Englishness, this book explores a series of pieces on English myths. And then, it looks at the history of half a dozen places in England: a farmhouse on Dartmoor,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wood
ISBN: 0140247335 9780140247336
OCLC Number: 44483688
Notes: Originally published: London: Viking, 1999.
Description: 352 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1 Myth and history: the Norman Yoke; King Arthur - lost again?; Glastonbury, the grail and the Isle of Avalon; merrie Englande - the legend of Robin Hood; when was England England?. Part 2 Manuscripts and mysteries: heritage and destructions - the troublesome journey and laborious search of John Leland; Alfred the Great - the case of the fenland forger; the lost life of King Athelstan; the story of a book. Part 3 Landscapes and people: the last bowl-turner of England; Tinsley Wood; a Devon house - to Domesday and beyond; Peatling Magna - August 1265; Jarrow and English history; epilogue - an English family.
Responsibility: Michael Wood.

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