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Holy Island

Archaeologist Ben Robinson discovers the story of the monks and villagers of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, off the Northumberland coast.

Archaeologist Ben Robinson discovers the story of the monks and villagers of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, off the Northumberland coast.

Our coastal villages are often seen as remote places for retreat and relaxation. However, they have often been on the front line of history - from the arrival of Christianity to battles with neighbours and nature; from slave trading to the birth of modern tourism.

From Holy Island, monks spread Christianity to the rest of Northern England and created one of Britain’s finest treasures – the Lindisfarne Gospels. Viking attacks caused the monks to flee but the village survived. Today the community has to share their village with thousands of tourists.

29 minutes

Last on

Tue 29 Dec 2020 01:55

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Ben Robinson
Producer Chris Jackson
Executive Producer Tony Parker
Executive Producer Diana Hare

Broadcasts

  • Mon 16 Dec 2019 19:30
  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 19:30
  • Wed 25 Mar 2020 08:30
  • Wed 4 Nov 2020 19:30
  • Mon 28 Dec 2020 19:00
  • Tue 29 Dec 2020 01:55