Making the Saxons relevant for BAME pupils

In the corridors of academia there has been much debate about the relevance of the british university and school history curricula  to pupils.The popular author of a book on King Athelstan, Tom Holland claims:

“It should not be beyond the wit of competent teachers to render the Anglo-Saxons — immigrants who, living amid a post-imperial order, fashioned new cultural, political and religious identities for themselves — a topic of interest to BAME students.

“For anyone wanting to understand how and why Africa, over the past century, has emerged to become almost 50 per cent Christian, the Christianisation of England and the exploits of Anglo-Saxon missionaries on the continent, can hardly help but provide a peculiarly fascinating parallel.”

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