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Back up to: The Essay
30/30 Gale Owen-Crocker explores the making of the Bayeux Tapestry.
29/30 Clive Anderson discusses the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, Harold Godwinson.
28/30 Stephen Baxter creates a portrait of the remarkable Anglo-Saxon king Edward the Confessor.
27/30 Simon Keynes discusses the life of the Anglo-Saxon monarch Aethelred.
26/30 Historian Pauline Stafford assesses the life of Queen Emma of Normandy.
25/30 Dr Timothy Bolton presents a portrait of Cnut, son of Sven Forkbeard, the king of Denmark.
24/30 A claim for King Athelstan to be reinstated as a more significant historical figure.
23/30 Lesley Webster on the life of the smith and his ambivalent status in Anglo-Saxon society.
22/30 Michael Wood on Wynflaed, seen as the first woman in British history to have left a will.
21/30 Barbara Yorke on Leoba, the 8th-century nun who became a pioneering abbess in Germany.
20/30 Martin Carver discusses Aethelflaed, lady of the Mercians and King Alfred's daughter.
19/30 Michael Wood discusses Alfred the Great, King of Wessex and king of the Anglo-Saxons.
18/30 Geoffrey Robertson assesses the ideas, influence and legacy of Anglo-Saxon lawmakers.
17/30 Clare Stancliffe discusses Wilfred, the bishop who introduced music into the liturgy.
16/30 Mary Garrison discusses the scholar Alcuin, regarded as 'the most learned man anywhere'.
15/30 Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards discusses Offa, who was King of Mercia from 757 to 796 AD
14/30 Jinty Nelson explains how the court of King Alfred was run and how he rewarded his thegns.
13/30 Writer David Almond discusses Caedmon, the earliest English poet whose name is known.
12/30 Scholar of the Anglo-Saxons Lilian Groves explores the life and times of St Bede.
11/30 Nobel Prize-winner the late Seamus Heaney's portrait of the great Anglo-Saxon Beowulf bard
10/30 Richard Gameson explores the everyday working lives and vital contribution of scribes.
9/30 Historian Tony Morris explores the life of Cuthbert, the popular saint of the Northeast.
8/30 The story of Hild of Whitby, an abbess who held great power in the seventh century.
7/30 Historian Michael Wood celebrates Penda, the much-maligned last pagan king of England.
6/30 Discussing King Edwin, the ruler of Northumbria famous for his conversion to Christianity.
5/30 Martin Carver discusses the inhabitant of the Sutton Hoo ship burial.
4/30 Martin Carver recreates the lives of three powerful pagan women.
3/30 Rowan Williams focuses on St Augustine, the first-ever Archbishop of Canterbury.
2/30 Portrait of the peasant farmers who have shaped the English landscape as we know it today.
1/30 Discussion on Vortigern, the king often blamed for inviting the first Anglo-Saxon invaders