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  • The Mysterious Woman of Tadcaster

    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.

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Series 1

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  • Richard III's Lost Chapel

    Join the meticulous hunt for Richard III's chapel in Towton, as skeleton analysis is combined with dramatic reconstruction to make medieval life come alive.

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  • Last Stand at Visby

    The Battle of Visby, 1361 comes alive as mass graves are unearthed and dusted for clues, revealing the bravery of the defending Gutes against the invading Danes.

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  • Agincourt's Lost Dead

    A grisly history of the Middle Ages. Archaeologist Tim Sutherland unearths some fascinating clues as he digs up burial sites from the Battle of Agincourt.

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  • The Defenders of Masterby

    Hear more about the bloody Battle of Masterby in 1361 between Gotland and the invading Danes, as Tim Sutherland's archaeological team make a trip to Sweden.

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  • The Mysterious Woman of Tadcaster

    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.

  • Pestilence and Disease

    Discover how constant illness and disease blighted medieval life. Combining bone analysis with dramatic reconstructions, this series paints a vivid picture.

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Series 2

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  • The Warrior of Jannakkala

    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.

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  • The Fortress of Montesegur

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

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  • The Knight of Saint Bees

    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.

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  • The Skeleton of Lewes

    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?

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  • Battle at Aljubarrota

    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.

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  • Agincourt Band of Brothers

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

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Series 3

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  • Crusaders of Vadum Jakob

    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.

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  • Conditierre: Italian Dogs of War

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

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  • The Swords of Castillon

    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?

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  • Galloglass: Warlords of Ireland

    These Norse-Gaelic clans settled in medieval Ireland and battled Norman invaders. Artefacts and bones from the era shed light on the Galloglass.

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  • The Skulls of Dornach

    The Battle of Dornach in 1499 was a decisive victory for Switzerland over the Holy Roman Empire. Tune in to see revealing analysis of skulls found on this site.

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  • Carl Wark: Saxon Frontier Fortress

    Carl Wark is a hill fort of unproven origin, but Bronze Age artefacts suggest a long occupation of the area. Tune in to see what the team can find.

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