The distinguished historian Michael Wood, Professor of Public History at The University of Manchester, will give a lecture on Wednesday 26th March, 4.45-6.00pm in the Historic Reading Room of the John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.

‘The Maker of England?’ will take the form of an illustrated lecture, following on from Professor Wood’s recent series of films on the BBC. It will reflect on the reign of Aethelstan, the first king of England, looking at the king’s manuscripts for clues to the life and thought of an Anglo-Saxon king in the Viking Age.

*The event is free but booking is essential* To reserve a place email: or phone: 0161 306 0555

Michael Wood,

Michael Wood, Professor of Public History, The University of Manchester