About Medieval Dead Series 2

An exploration of the medieval world using archive, archaeology and forensic research is back to tell more haunting and insightful stories from the ancient world.

Medieval Dead

The crack team of archaeologists - Tim Sutherland, Malin Holst and Simon Richardson - travel to more battlegrounds and battlefields, towns and villages, churches and burial grounds to search for clues hidden in the bones of the dead from medieval times.

This image shows one of the swords that was used in the Battle For Ajubarrota.

This image shows one of the swords that was used in the Battle For Ajubarrota.

As well as more stories from Britain, the team travels to Finland, France and Portugal to piece together a pan-European picture of what life was really like for our distant ancestors, as well as challenging some accepted theories.

Subjects tackled in this new and exclusive second series include the 12th-century warrior of Janakkala, and ask why he was buried with swords from the Saxon and Viking era. We'll also meet the extraordinarily well-preserved face of the Knight of Saint Bees, investigate the Massacre at Montesgur, come face to face with the Lewis Skeleton and get the story behind the Portuguese battle at Aljuborrata and the Agincourt Band of Brothers.