Scholar of the Anglo-Saxons Lilian Groves explores the life and times of St Bede. Read more
Bede, the Father of English History
Scholar of the Anglo-Saxons Lilian Groves explores the life and times of St Bede.
Caedmon, the Oldest Surviving English Poet
Writer David Almond discusses Caedmon, the earliest English poet whose name is known.
The Court of King Alfred
Jinty Nelson explains how the court of King Alfred was run and how he rewarded his thegns.
Offa, King of the Mercians
Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards discusses Offa, who was King of Mercia from 757 to 796 AD
Alcuin, the Scholar
Mary Garrison discusses the scholar Alcuin, regarded as 'the most learned man anywhere'.
Wilfred, the Bishop
Clare Stancliffe discusses Wilfred, the bishop who introduced music into the liturgy.
Geoffrey Robertson assesses the ideas, influence and legacy of Anglo-Saxon lawmakers.
Alfred the Great
Michael Wood discusses Alfred the Great, King of Wessex and king of the Anglo-Saxons.
Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians
Martin Carver discusses Aethelflaed, lady of the Mercians and King Alfred's daughter.
Barbara Yorke on Leoba, the 8th-century nun who became a pioneering abbess in Germany.
Michael Wood on Wynflaed, seen as the first woman in British history to have left a will.
The Smith - Gold and Black
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.
Cnut the Great
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.
Aethelred the Unready
Simon Keynes discusses the life of the Anglo-Saxon monarch Aethelred.
Edward the Confessor
Stephen Baxter creates a portrait of the remarkable Anglo-Saxon king Edward the Confessor.
Clive Anderson discusses the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, Harold Godwinson.
The Makers of the Bayeux Tapestry
Gale Owen-Crocker explores the making of the Bayeux Tapestry.