Country: England
Year: 1984
Dur: 27.00

Made for UK Channel 4, this documentary traces the conversion of England [to Christianity] with the arrival of the Irish monks in the 6th century. It also documents the rivalry between ‘Irish Monasticism’ and ‘Roman Monasticism’ which was decided at the Synod of Whitby – ‘Roman Monasticism’ winning out. Many strong characters are portrayed – St. Augustine, St. Aidan, Wilfred, St. Columba, St. Colman, Hilda and Caedmon the poet.