Preview: Cultural changes
In this preview clip for episode two, Professor Robert Bartlett looks at the cultural changes that took place in England after the Norman conquest.Watch a clip from episode two
Photo: Robert Bartlett
Presenter Robert Bartlett, who currently holds the position of Wardlaw Professor of Mediaeval History at the University of St Andrews.
A Quote from Ralph, Bishop of Orkney
‘Most famous Normans, as you go into battle, remember your name and your ancestry. No one has resisted you and been unscathed. Bold France melted away in front of you. You conquered and subjugated fertile England. Rich Apulia flourished again when she received you. The celebrated city of Jerusalem and the renowned city of Antioch both submitted to you’ (Ralph, Bishop of Orkney, as recounted by Henry of Huntingdon).
This programme was part of Norman Season on BBC Two and BBC Four, a collection of programmes highlighting the effect that the Normans have had on our civilisation.
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