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The skeleton that proves the origins of a beloved UK institution - Britain's Most Historic Towns


Alice Roberts investigates the origins of modern surgery as she explores the Norman period of British history by examining the town of Winchester. 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.