Cup of Athelstan.

TV It's young Michael Wood in 1981 and a piece of television which isn't that much different to the kinds of factual documentaries broadcast on BBC Four in this decade. Just in case you don't have a spare hour, The Masonic Order of Athelstan (oh yes) has a potted history:
"In 927, he took York from the Danes and forced the submission of King Constantine of Scotland and of the northern kings. All five of the Welsh kings agreed to pay a huge annual tribute to him, and he eliminated opposition in Cornwall. In 937, at the battle of Brunanburh, Athelstan led a force drawn from Britain and defeated the king of Scotland in alliance with the Welsh and Danes from Dublin."
He was also a subject on In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg.

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