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The Tudors

Episode 4 of 4

Final episode of the series. Dr Alice Roberts goes in search of the Tudor age, visiting excavations at Shakespeare's first theatre in London's Shoreditch.

In the final episode of the series, Dr Alice Roberts goes in search of the Tudor age, a time that saw momentous changes across all aspects of British life.

Along the way, Alice visits excavations at Shakespeare's first theatre in London's Shoreditch, where the Bard began his career and Romeo and Juliet was first performed. Alice also joins a team sifting through Shakespeare's rubbish at his last home in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and finds revealing clues about his carefulness with money.

In a remote corner of Wales, Alice meets a team of archaeologists uncovering the brutal realities of Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries, a conflict that would change the very fabric of Britain. On the muddy banks of the Thames, Alice discovers the rich history of a forgotten royal palace, which was home to the Tudor kings and queens. And she learns about a mysterious Tudor shipwreck which dates from this age of exploration and trade.

59 minutes

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Wed 13 Oct 2010 01:35

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alice Roberts
Producer James Gray
Director James Gray
Executive Producer John Farren

Broadcasts

  • Fri 10 Sep 2010 21:00
  • Fri 10 Sep 2010 21:30
  • Sun 12 Sep 2010 17:15
  • Tue 14 Sep 2010 00:50
  • Wed 13 Oct 2010 01:35

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