A series which rediscovers the Anglo-Saxons through vivid portraits of individuals.
Gale Owen-Crocker explores the making of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Simon Keynes discusses the life of the Anglo-Saxon monarch Aethelred.
Stephen Baxter creates a portrait of the remarkable Anglo-Saxon king Edward the Confessor.
Lesley Webster on the life of the smith and his ambivalent status in Anglo-Saxon society.
A claim for King Athelstan to be reinstated as a more significant historical figure.
Dr Timothy Bolton presents a portrait of Cnut, son of Sven Forkbeard, the king of Denmark.
Historian Pauline Stafford assesses the life of Queen Emma of Normandy.
Michael Wood on Wynflaed, seen as the first woman in British history to have left a will.
Barbara Yorke on Leoba, the 8th-century nun who became a pioneering abbess in Germany.
Martin Carver discusses Aethelflaed, lady of the Mercians and King Alfred's daughter.
Discussion on Vortigern, the king often blamed for inviting the first Anglo-Saxon invaders
Portrait of the peasant farmers who have shaped the English landscape as we know it today.
Rowan Williams focuses on St Augustine, the first-ever Archbishop of Canterbury.
Martin Carver recreates the lives of three powerful pagan women.
Discussing King Edwin, the ruler of Northumbria famous for his conversion to Christianity.
Martin Carver discusses the inhabitant of the Sutton Hoo ship burial.
Historian Michael Wood celebrates Penda, the much-maligned last pagan king of England.
The story of Hild of Whitby, an abbess who held great power in the seventh century.
Historian Tony Morris explores the life of Cuthbert, the popular saint of the Northeast.
Richard Gameson explores the everyday working lives and vital contribution of scribes.
Nobel Prize-winner the late Seamus Heaney's portrait of the great Anglo-Saxon Beowulf bard
Scholar of the Anglo-Saxons Lilian Groves explores the life and times of St Bede.
Writer David Almond discusses Caedmon, the earliest English poet whose name is known.
Jinty Nelson explains how the court of King Alfred was run and how he rewarded his thegns.