Michael Wood





Michael Wood

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in Manchester, The United Kingdom
July 23, 1948

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Michael David Wood is an English historian & broadcaster. He's presented numerous tv documentary series. Library of Congress lists him as Michael Wood.

Wood was born in Moston, Manchester, & educated at Manchester Grammar School & Oriel College, Oxford. His special interest was Anglo-Saxon history. In the 70s Wood worked for the BBC in Manchester. He was 1st a reporter, then an assistant producer on current affairs programmes, before returning to his love of history with his 1981 series In Search of the Dark Ages for BBC2. This explored the lives of leaders of the period, including Boadicea, King Arthur, Of...more


Average rating: 3.95 · 4,110 ratings · 413 reviews · 79 distinct works · Similar authors
In Search of the Dark Ages
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 406 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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In Search of the Trojan War
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 1985 — 17 editions
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Shakespeare
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In the Footsteps of Alexand...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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The Story of India
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Conquistadors
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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In Search of England: Journ...
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The Story of England
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Domesday: A Search for the ...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1986 — 7 editions
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Film: A Very Short Introduc...
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“The tale of someone's life begins before they are born.”
Michael Wood, Shakespeare

“The theologian and the executioner have been intimates throughout history.”
Michael Wood, In Search of the First Civilizations

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