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The Making of the English: 2: Their Red and Savage Tongues


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A series of six programmes tracing the major historical influences which formed the English character and affected the landscape of England from Roman times to the Norman Invasion.

The collapse of Roman rule in Britain offered rich pickings to the Angles, Saxons and Jutes from Northern Europe, who had come first as mercenary soldiers and then as brutal conquerors themselves. Yet later they also developed a settled, prosperous regime of government, changing the English landscape in a new way, and leaving traces behind them of a pleasant, rich culture.
Presented by Prof Barry Cunliffe from Harting Downs, Sussex
with Dr J. N. L. Myres, Dr Calvin Welts, Professor K. D. White
Book 90p; see page 74


Presenter: Prof Barry Cunliffe
Expert: Dr J. N. L. Myres
Expert: Dr Calvin Welts
Expert: Professor K. D. White
Film Cameraman: Jim Knights
Film Editor: Nevil Grist
Producer: Hugh Pitt

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