The sacking of Rome in AD 410 signalled both the end of an era and the birth of a profound period of transformation and change spanning a thousand years. Every sphere of human life and activity was transformed over the next millennium as the West was rebuilt on the ruins of an empire, emerging from a state of crisis and collapse to dominate the region and the world.
Join Dan Jones as he explores the profound transformations that took place in the medieval world. He will explore how themes such as commerce, conquest and Christianity underpinned the success of the West as it transformed itself. At each stage in this story, successive western powers thrived by attracting – or stealing – the most valuable resources, ideas, and people from the rest of the world.
Through telling the fascinating and turbulent story of the Middle Ages, Dan Jones draws parallels with our own age as we tackle many of the same forces and questions that concerned our medieval ancestors.
About the speaker
Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His books, including The Templars, Crusaders and, with Marina Amaral, The Colour of Time and The World Aflame, have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series, Secrets of Great British Castles.
His writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines including the London Evening Standard, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, GQ and the Spectator.
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