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Series 1

Medieval Dead

  • 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.

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  • 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

Medieval Dead

  • 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.

  • 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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