Oxford and the Cotswolds
Immerse yourself in quintessential England as you take in the history, traditions, and landscape of one of England's most beloved regions. From rolling green hillsides to the inviting quads of historic colleges to imposing castles, experience authentic English charm on this nine-day tour.
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Robert Berkhofer is associate professor of history at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he attended Cornell University and did his graduate work at Harvard University. He specializes in the history of medieval France and England 900-1250, with interests in the history of social relations, power, law, and literacy. His ongoing book project is a study of forgeries and historical writings, which explores medieval ideas of the past in England, France, and the Low Countries. He is currently Vice-President for North America of the Haskins Society, which seeks to promote the study of medieval history. His other interests include gothic and modern architecture, English ales, French wines, and cheeses regardless of national origin. Robert has led Smithsonian Journeys tours since 1997.