Digging Up Britain's Past

September 2020

Elizabeth I

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In 1592, Elizabeth visited magnificent Sudeley Castle for a three-day party to end all parties, which included the creation of a spectacular garden. 500 hundred years later, a team of archaeologists hunt for this lost gem.

War Horse

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More than one million horses worked for the British military in WWI. Historians and veterans join forces to unearth the stories behind a Yorkshire garrison's stables. Plus, the horse the Germans could not kill.


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The team search for artefacts from the country's first superhighway - the Bridgewater Canal - that linked the coal mines of Worsley with Manchester, and powered the Industrial Revolution.

Game of Thrones

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Stories of a group of power-hungry bishops living some 700 years ago give the feuding factions of Game of Thrones a run for their money. A team of archaeologists descend on County Durham to learn more.

The Royal Navy's Greatest Ship

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When Nelson defeated Napoleon in his magnificent HMS Victory, he owed much of his success to another ship - HMS Invincible. This vessel transformed our navy and taught it about organisation and ship design.

The Lost Roman Town

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Silchester is one of the best preserved Roman sites in Britain, hidden beneath the ground for nearly 1,500 years. Why did Rome's infamous emperor Nero stamp his mark on the town?
April 2020

1. The Lost Roman Town

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Silchester is one of Britain's best preserved Roman sites.

3. Stonehenge

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Once thought a Roman temple, Stonehenge is really much older.

1. Viking Invasion

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Lindisfarne reveals the secrets of Viking burial grounds.

4. Robin Hood & King John

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A recent dig found evidence of the King's lavish lifestyle.
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