Anglo-Saxons

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Digging for Britain, Series 1 Episode 3 of 4

Duration: 59 minutes

The Anglo-Saxons - they divided our land and heralded the arrival of the Dark Ages. But were they really just barbarians?

Dr Alice Roberts continues her journey through a year of archaeology, visiting the key sites that are throwing light on this most mysterious of periods. She visits the royal seat of power at Bamburgh, Northumbria and sees how the skeletons tell tales of violent death, but also of tenderness.

There's a remarkable community project in a shopping centre in Sittingbourne where people are curating the grave goods of their own ancestors. And there are treasures that make her wonder just how dark the Dark Ages really were.

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Presenter
Alice Roberts
Director
Sarah Jobling
Producer
Sarah Jobling
Executive Producer
John Farren

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