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The York 113

History Cold Case, Series 2 Episode 2 of 4

In 2008, construction workers just beyond York's city walls uncovered 113 bodies in a mass grave. The History Cold Case team spots an incredibly rare genetic peculiarity in two of the skeletons among the 113 and wonder whether they have stumbled on a pair of brothers, one of whom was severely disabled.

The trail to find out who these two men could have been and how they ended up dead in a mass grave outside York opens up a new personalised vantage point on the events surrounding the English Civil War and also gives us a perspective on disability which can perhaps teach us something about so-called modern attitudes today.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 26 Oct 2011 02:45

Credits

Role Contributor
ParticipantSue Black
ParticipantXanthe Mallett
ParticipantCaroline Wilkinson
ParticipantCaroline Wilkinson
ParticipantCaroline Wilkinson
Executive ProducerNatalie Humphreys
Series ProducerJohn Lonsdale
Series ProducerJohn Lonsdale
Series ProducerJohn Lonsdale