Kings and Queens Weekend 2019: Tom Holland

Tom Holland will be speaking about 'Æthelstan: The Founding Father of England' at our Kings and Queens Weekend in March 2019

BBC History Magazine's Kings and Queens Weekend, March 2019

Talk: The Founding Father of England

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There was nothing inevitable about the emergence of England as a unitary kingdom. The achievements of Æthelstan as conqueror, legislator and patron of learning laid foundations that today the English tend to take for granted. Popular historian Tom Holland will tell a thrilling and remarkable story that deserves to be much better known.

Tom Holland will talk on Athelstan.
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Tom Holland is the author of a series of books on ancient and early medieval history. His new book, a history of Christianity as a revolutionary force, will be published in the autumn.

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