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A unique commentator of our past,
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This review is from: Michael Wood's Great British Story: A People's History [DVD] (DVD)
This is an excellent survey of our history from early times. The focus is very much about the ordinary people of Great Britain and the problems they encountered and overcome. Unlike most other historians on the box, Michael Wood does not concentrate on Kings and Queens or other "great people" in our history. This approach may seem a bit old-fashioned now, i.e. the lack of emphasis on "charismatic" leaders, and more of the general flow of history (though told in the form of the experiences of individuals as reflected in the records, mainly local, of the times), but this does really show how we as a people have arrived at the point we have reached, and highlights pointers to where we might further progress. As a child of the sixties this documentary corresponds to the kind of approach I adopt as regards history.