Britain's Most Historic Towns

Season 1
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Season 1, Episode 6 - Victorian Belfast

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Victorian Britain by studying the history of Belfast, Britain’s Most Victorian Town. To get the full Victorian experience, Alice visits the shipyards that would go on to build the Titanic, gets locked up in the notorious Crumlin Road gaol, and takes a crash course in nineteenth ce...
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Season 1, Episode 5 - Regency Cheltenham

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of the Regency period by studying the history of Cheltenham, Britain's Most Regency Town. To fully understand the period, Alice attends a period society ball, investigates the rigid social hierarchy of the age and explores the Regency fondness for enemas.
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Season 1, Episode 4 - Tudor Norwich

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Tudor England by studying the history of Norwich, Britain’s Most Tudor Town. In the course of her investigation, Alice learns the harsh reality of religious intolerance, uncovers the origin of Norwich FC’s iconic Canary, and is subjected to some humiliating Tudor justice.
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Season 1, Episode 3 - Norman Winchester

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Norman England by studying the history of Winchester, Britain’s Most Norman Town. To get to grips with the Normans, Alice attempts to storm a castle in chain mail, investigates the origins of modern surgery, and tucks into an appetising eel pie.
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Season 1, Episode 2 - Viking York

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Viking England by studying the history of York, Britain’s Most Viking Town. To get to the bottom of the story, Alice takes part in her own Viking battle, meets the metal detectorists behind on of the UKs greatest archaeological finds, and gets her hands on a near thousand year old...
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Roman Chester

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Roman Britain by studying the history of Chester, Britain’s 'Most Roman Town'. During her time in Chester, Alice enjoys an authentic Roman feast, heads deep underground to check out an extraordinary archaeological find, and explores a radical theory regarding the Romans’ plans for...
Season 2
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Season 2, Episode 2 - Stuart Stirling

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Stuart Britain by studying the history of Stirling, Britain's Most Stuart Town. To understand the Scottish royals who would take the English crown and create a British monarchy, Alice helps archaeologists who have uncovered the docks that once housed Europe's largest warship, tour...
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Season 2, Episode 1 - Plantagenet

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Plantagenet England by studying the history of Canterbury, Britain’s Most Plantagenet Town. To fully understand the period, Alice explores the bloody secrets of the iconic cathedral, learns the true horror of the Black Death and takes to the road with a modern - day pilgrim.
Season 3
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Season 3, Episode 7 - Industrial Revolution Manchester

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Alice visits Manchester to explore the spirit of protest and revolution that grew out of the experience of Britain’s working class during the Industrial Revolution. At the John Ryland Library, Alice is granted access to rarely seen period documents that highlight the true human cost of the Peterloo massacre and at the Free...
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Season 3, Episode 6 - Georgian Edinburgh

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Alice visits Edinburgh, which in the Georgian period found itself at the heart of the newly formed political union between England and Scotland. At Edinburgh’s iconic castle, she learns how the Jacobite rebels fought for the return of a Catholic King, whilst a tour of the Old Town reveals how it came to be known as ‘Auld R...
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