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Aethelstan, the First King of England / BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2013.
Description1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Series King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons
King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Establishing Medieval England (2:35) -- Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (1:41) -- Aethelstan's Lineage (4:11) -- Elected Anglo-Saxon Ruler (2:14) -- Kingston Coronation (3:29) -- Viking-English Relations (2:37) -- Athelstan's Court (1:20) -- Uniting England (3:45) -- Gaining Legitimacy (1:53) -- Aethelstan's Government (2:08) -- Political Participation (2:42) -- English Parliamentary Origins (2:08) -- Ancient English Community Practices (2:38) -- Improving English Infrastructure (1:45) -- Anglo-Saxon Coinage (1:55) -- Intellectual Interests (3:11) -- Anglo-Saxon Fratricide (3:27) -- Invading Scotland (2:52) -- Opposition to Aethelstan (1:32) -- Anglo-Saxon Great War (4:21) -- Battle of Brunanburh (3:14) -- Aethelstan's Legacy (2:39) -- Credits: Aethelstan, the First King of England: King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons (0:32)
Abstract Traveling from Devon to Cumbria, Scotland and Rome, Michael Wood tells the tale of King Alfred's grandson Aethelstan's wars and shows how he created a national coinage and established a political assembly that later became the English Parliament. But there's also a dark side, with legends that the king had his brother drowned at sea. Aethelstan defeated an invasion of Vikings and Scots in what became known as the Anglo-Saxon 'Great War.' Wood argues that he was one of the greatest English monarchs, and with his grandfather Alfred, his father Edward, and his aunt Aethelflaed, a member of a royal family 'even more gifted and influential in British history than the Tudors?
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 26, 2014.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2013.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number60474s Films Media Group
Publisher number60477 Films Media Group

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