Talk: The Founding Father of England
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 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.