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BBC Radio 4 - The Norman Way.m3u
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The Norman Way
David Aaronovitch investigates the infamous regime change that occurred in 1066: its cause, its immediate aftermath - and its continuing legacy...
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 26/May/2004 to 09/Jun/2004. 128kbps.
Part 1 - Conquering
The first programme of this series begins by examining life in late Anglo-Saxon England, the various claims to the English throne, Duke William's invasion, and how the events of 1066 were portrayed by Norman chroniclers - after all, history is always written by the victors...
Part 2 - Ruling
When Duke William of Normandy was crowned King of England - he vowed to rule the country "like all the best kings before him". Well, did he? Was his rule characterised mainly by its brutality, its administrative energy, or its focus on financial profit?
Part 3 - Mending the Broken Chain of History
The concluding part of the series looks at what it was like to live through this regime-change by examining some of the wonders & blunders of the age: indoor plumbing at Battle Abbey, period undergarments, and one monk's intrepid attempt at manned flight. All this and more...