Dan Snow’s Nor­man Walks

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Sun­day, 5.30pm, His­tory At just 34, his­to­rian and TV pre­sen­ter Dan Snow is al­ready a vet­eran of count­less his­tor­i­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­clud­ing Mon­tezuma, about the the reign of the Aztec em­peror Moctezuma II, and Hadrian, about the Ro­man em­peror. In this de­but episode of Nor­man Walks, Snow gets to grips with what hap­pened dur­ing the time be­tween when the Nor­man fleet ap­peared off Beachy Head — the high­est chalk cliff in Eng­land, with com­mand­ing views over East­bourne and the English Chan­nel — and the bat­tle of Hast­ings in 1066. It is a bit like a field trip with a fit univer­sity aca­demic, but I sus­pect his­tory buffs won’t mind the di­dac­ti­cism at all.

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