61 mins watch time
Posted May 2022
Alice Roberts trained as a physician, and now employs her scientific knowledge to uncover new evidence about the history of Britain, combining scientific and historical insights to determine who we are and where we came from. She sheds fresh light on how we lived in the so-called Dark Ages by examining the stories of the dead. From Roman cremations and graveside feasts, to deviant burials with heads rearranged, from richly furnished Anglo Saxon graves to the first Christian burial grounds in Wales, she reveal what funerary rituals can teach us about our history.