Medieval Dead

May 2018

The Swords of Castillon

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Preserved swords from the Battle of Castillon in 1453 have been found on a river bank. What can these weapons tell us about the end of the Hundred Years War?

Conditierre: Italian Dogs of War

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Discover what forensic research and archaeology can tell us about the condottieri, Italian mercenary leaders who operated during the Renaissance.

Crusaders of Vadum Jakob

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The siege of Vadum Jacob in 1179 saw Muslim forces overcome the Knights Templar. Now, forensic analysis of the battleground can shed light on this conquest.

The Fortress of Montesegur

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Our crack team travel to France to investigate the massacre of hundreds of Cathars in 1244. History is brought alive through intricate skeletal analysis.

The Warrior of Jannakkala

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A medieval warrior's skeleton is found in Finland and his swords suggest a link between Christians and Pagans. What can bone analysis tell us? Find out.

The Skeleton of Lewes

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Carbon dating of a skeleton found in East Sussex suggests the bones are from the Norman era. Did this mysterious medieval man fight at the Battle of Hastings?

Battle at Aljuborrata

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Tim Sutherland makes myriad finds as bones from the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota - in which Portugal routed Castile - are forensically studied. See what turns up.

Agincourt Band of Brothers

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Witness exciting new historical discoveries as experts study the bones of our ancestors. The tombs of English knights who fought at Agincourt are explored.

The Knight of Saint Bees

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A Cumbrian knight's body is found in a near-perfect state of preservation, even though he died in 1368. Fascinating forensics reveal the secrets of his past.
October 2017

The Mysterious Woman of Tadcaster

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The bones of history. Experts try to piece together a gruesome jigsaw when the skeleton of a medieval woman is found at Tadcaster Castle, Yorkshire.