Michael Wood


Born
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
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In Search of the Dark Ages

3.94 avg rating — 1,001 ratings — published 1987 — 14 editions
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In Search of the Trojan War

4.11 avg rating — 657 ratings — published 1985 — 19 editions
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Shakespeare

4.15 avg rating — 605 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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The Story of India

3.88 avg rating — 543 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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The Hangman’s Hold (DCI Mat...

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In the Footsteps of Alexand...

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Conquistadors

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The Story of England

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In Search of England: Journ...

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Domesday: A Search for the ...

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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

“People are far too quick to judge others, especially when they don’t have the full facts.
--from the book For Reasons Unknown
Michael Wood

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Time to vote for May's read. It's a non-fiction month, specifically focusing on travel/adventure/archaeology/anthropology. This poll will be open until Wednesday, April 10.

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: A Journey from Greece to Asia In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great A Journey from Greece to Asia by Michael Wood Michael Wood
 
  3 votes, 75.0%

Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition Frozen in Time The Fate of the Franklin Expedition by Owen Beattie Owen Beattie
 
  1 vote, 25.0%

The Lost City of the Monkey God The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston Douglas Preston
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs A Popular History of Ancient Egypt by Barbara Mertz Barbara Mertz
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Gods, Graves and Scholars: The Story of Archaeology Gods, Graves and Scholars The Story of Archaeology by C.W. Ceram C.W. Ceram
 
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The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon The Mapmaker's Wife A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon by Robert Whitaker Robert Whitaker
 
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