The Normans

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In a new season on BBC Two and BBC Four, get to know your ancestors - the Normans. Professor Robert Bartlett tells the story of the Normans in northern Europe between the 10th and 13th Centuries and how they transformed the face of Britain, and Europe, forever.

Dan Snow walks around England to uncover the "forgotten" Norman Empire, Dr Stephen Baxter looks at the Domesday Book and the poet Simon Armitage looks at the rise of the Arthurian legend following the Norman invasion.

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Explore the impact and legacy of the Normans on the A History of the World blog with posts from experts at the British Museum and around the country.

Norman objects on A History of the World

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The Normans on Radio 4

On In Our Time, Melvyn Bragg and guests look at whether the Anglo Saxons were oppressed by the Normans. Plus The Norman Way explores the daily lives and preoccupations of Norman Britain (first broadcast in 2004).

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    In Our Time: The Norman Yoke
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    The Norman Way: Invasion in 1066.
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    The Norman Way: Regime change in England
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    The Norman Way: Wonders and blunders of the age

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