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The dirty, disgusting drink thought to have healing abilities - Britain's Most Historic Towns


Alice studies the history of Cheltenham, Britain's most Regency town. She attends a period society ball and the dirty, disgusting drink thought to have healing abilities. In this unique take on British history, Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain's rich and varied past through the stories of individual towns. In each programme Alice studies key periods in British history by delving into the secrets of historic towns. Alice combines the bigger national picture with local detail to give an accurate impression of what life was really like at key moments in Britain's turbulent past. Alice visits historic sites and meets local historians to understand how each town was shaped by the dominant forces of the age.