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Britain's Most Historic Towns

  • 2020
  • Season 3
  • Documentary and factual
  • History

Summary

Professor Alice Roberts launches the third series with a look at the medieval history of Lincoln.

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Episode 1: Medieval Lincoln

Summary

Professor Alice Roberts explores the medieval history of Lincoln, visiting the cathedral that was once the tallest building in the world and re-living the battle at Lincoln Castle. She discovers how moving up the social ladder in medieval times required a whole new wardrobe of clothing and accessories and gets top grips with a historically accurate crossbow. Aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson uses the latest drone technology to look at the geographical features that shaped the city's development

Review

Alice Roberts is back – and this time she’s got a crossbow. She’s wielding her weapon at Lincoln Castle in order to tell the tale of a 1217 battle between the royal forces of Henry III and rebel barons.

But the skirmishes of medieval England aren’t all that’s on Roberts’s agenda, as she’s also come armed with several stories that echo down the centuries. There’s anti-Semitism, societal inequality, as well as impact on mortality of the Black Death. And to help paint the picture, she’s once again brought along aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson who, with his drone technology, always comes across like a kid on Christmas Day playing with the latest gadget.

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Released on
2020-11-07
Languages
English
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Colour

Credits

Crew

rolename
PresenterProfessor Alice Roberts
UnknownDominic Bowles
UnknownTheo Williams
ProducerTony McKee
DirectorTony McKee

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  • Summary

    Professor Alice Roberts explores the medieval history of Lincoln, visiting the cathedral that was once the tallest building in the world and re-living the battle at Lincoln Castle. She discovers how moving up the social ladder in medieval times required a whole new wardrobe of clothing and accessories and gets top grips with a historically accurate crossbow. Aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson uses the latest drone technology to look at the geographical features that shaped the city's development

    Review

    Alice Roberts is back – and this time she’s got a crossbow. She’s wielding her weapon at Lincoln Castle in order to tell the tale of a 1217 battle between the royal forces of Henry III and rebel barons.

    But the skirmishes of medieval England aren’t all that’s on Roberts’s agenda, as she’s also come armed with several stories that echo down the centuries. There’s anti-Semitism, societal inequality, as well as impact on mortality of the Black Death. And to help paint the picture, she’s once again brought along aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson who, with his drone technology, always comes across like a kid on Christmas Day playing with the latest gadget.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2020-11-07
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterProfessor Alice Roberts
    UnknownDominic Bowles
    UnknownTheo Williams
    ProducerTony McKee
    DirectorTony McKee
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