Michael Wood

Michael Wood is the presenter of The Great British Story – A People’s History. Over 30 years, Michael has brought history alive for lots of readers and viewers.

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Michael Wood

Michael Wood is well known to television viewers as the writer and presenter of many critically acclaimed series, including In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Conquistadors and Story of India. Born and educated in Manchester, Michael did postgraduate research at Oxford in Anglo-Saxon history. He had ambitions for a career as a medieval historian but says he was `drawn away by television’ and by the possibilities of popularising history, which has always been his great passion. His films have centered on history and travel but have also included politics -Saddam’s Killing Fields, as well as literature and cultural history - Shakespeare ; Hitler’s Search for the Holy Grail. But his great passion is British history – a subject to which he returns as often as possible. His most recent series, Story of England, the tale of one village through history, was praised as ‘the most innovative TV history series ever’. He is a special guest on the panel at The Great British Story events in Bury St EdmundsLiverpool and Cardiff.