The story of one village through the whole of English history. In a groundbreaking series, Michael Wood tells the two thousand-year old story of one village. Focusing not on kings, battles and rulers, but on the lives of ordinary people, Wood reveals a unique view of English history. Kibworth in Leicestershire lies in the heart of England. An amalgamation of three ancient hamlets, the village has lived through Roman occupation, the Norman Conquest, the Black Death, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, World War Two bombing raids and, in between all these, has witnessed the varied social changes which have transformed the nation. With the help of the Kibworth people and using archaeology, science and extensive documentation - from the Domesday Book to local school archives and from Tudor military musters to a 1940s forces journal - Michael Wood reveals how this community has grown - and how, through invasions, famines, plagues, wars and social upheaval, the ordinary people of England have shaped their own history.