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Stewart Stirling

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Stewart Stirling

Alice explores the story of Stewart Britain by visiting Stirling, the home of the Scottish royal dynasty who eventually took the English throne and created Great Britain

22-06-2019

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Plantagenet Canterbury

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Plantagenet Canterbury

Alice visits Canterbury to tell the story of Plantagenet England, from the secrets of the city's iconic cathedral to the horror of the Black Death

15-06-2019

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Civil War Oxford

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Civil War Oxford

Professor Alice Roberts explores the English Civil War through the history of Oxford, the city at the heart of a battle between an autocratic king and his rebellious parliament

08-06-2019

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Edwardian Cardiff

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Edwardian Cardiff

Alice tells the story of Edwardian Britain by visiting Cardiff. She explores the coal trade and Cardiff's pioneering multicultural heritage, and experiences the life of a l ...

01-06-2019

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Georgian Bristol

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Georgian Bristol

Alice explores the Georgian era in Bristol, from Clifton's architectural gems to the world's first chocolate factory, backstreet gin and the horror of the slave trade

25-05-2019

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Wartime Dover

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Wartime Dover

Professor Alice Roberts examines Britain in wartime by looking at the coastal town of Dover

18-05-2019

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Victorian Belfast

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Victorian Belfast

In Belfast, the UK's most Victorian city, Alice visits the shipyards that built the Titanic, gets locked up in the notorious Crumlin Road gaol and takes a crash course in 1 ...

08-12-2018

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Regency Cheltenham

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Regency Cheltenham

In Cheltenham, Britain's most Regency town, Alice attends a period society ball, investigates the rigid social hierarchy of the age and explores the Regency fondness for en ...

01-12-2018

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Tudor Norwich

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Tudor Norwich

Alice learns the harsh reality of religious intolerance, uncovers the origins of Norwich City FC's iconic canary, and experiences humiliating Tudor justice

03-11-2018

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Episode 3

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Episode 3

In Winchester, Britain's most Norman city, Alice storms a castle in chain mail, investigates the origins of modern surgery, and tucks in to an eel pie

13-10-2018

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Episode 2

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Episode 2

In York, Britain's most Viking city, Alice takes part in a Viking battle, meets the metal detectorists behind one of the UK's greatest archaeological finds, and gets h ...

09-10-2018

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Episode 1

Britain's Most Historic Towns - Episode 1

In Chester, Britain's most Roman city, Alice enjoys a Roman feast, checks out an extraordinary archaeological find deep underground and explores a radical theory on the Rom ...

02-10-2018

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