The gross but invaluable Viking artefact found in the UK - Britain's Most Historic Towns

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Alice Roberts looks into the history of York, taking part in a Viking battle and examining an almost 1,000-year-old poo. 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.