Villages have existed in a similar form for millennia: but where did village halls come from, and why do they matter? What defines a modern village, and when does a village become a town? Take a charming, unexpected journey through the quirks of English villages through the ages in the excellent company of Dr Ben Robinson. Discover why no village could ever truly claim to be Roman; why churches sometimes appear far outside of village boundaries and what happens when a village moves, and why that matters. ‘England’s Villages’ is a compelling mix of archaeology, anthropology and architecture.