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How God Made the English

Episode 3 - A White And Christian People?

Diarmaid MacCulloch explores both what it means to be English and what has shaped English identity.

Oxford University's Diarmaid MacCulloch concludes his investigation into the nature of Englishness by examining the idea that there is an ethnic core to the heart of the country's identity. He deconstructs the suggestion a person must be of Anglo-Saxon origins to be considered truly English, and explores why until relatively recently being a member of the Church of England also seemed to determine nationality. Last in the series.
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5th September - 17th October 2011 (30 days)

3/3 BBC Two, 8pm Saturday 31st March 2012

59 mins

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