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Michael Wood

An interview with Michael Wood

writer and presenter Michael Wood
Writer and presenter Michael Wood
We have an exclusive interview with Michael Wood, the writer and presenter of "In Search of Shakespeare."

Length: 16 min
Recorded in London, January 2004
Interviewer: Sally Thomas

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About Michael Wood

Michael Wood at desk
Michael Wood
Michael Wood is the writer and presenter of many critically acclaimed series on television, including "Art of the Western World," "Conquistadors" and "In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great." He is author of over sixty TV films which have been shown worldwide and of several best selling and highly praised books.

He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Oriel College, Oxford where he did postgraduate research in Anglo-Saxon history. Since then he has worked as a journalist, broadcaster and film maker. His films have centered on history, but have included travel ("Great Railway Journeys of the World," "River Journeys; The Sacred Way"); politics ("Saddam's Killing Fields," an award winning account of the destruction of the Marsh Arabs of Southern Iraq) and cultural history ("Hitler's Search for the Holy Grail," in 1999; a study of the abuse of history and archaeology under the Nazis).

His academic background was in early medieval English history; among his publications are "In Search of the Dark Ages" and "Domesday." He published a recent series of medieval essays as "In Search of England."

Michael Wood lives in North London with his wife and their two daughters, who are already fledgling travellers.

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