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Saturday Night’s Alright for Vikings

Posted on 12 April 2018

Three of our academics have a starring role in Channel 4’s ‘Britain’s Most Historic Towns’, on Saturday 14 April 2018.


Ben Robinson and Professor Alice Roberts present ‘Britain’s Most Historic Towns’

Professor Matthew Townend (English and Related Literature), Dr Steve Ashby (Archaeology) and Dr Aleksandra McClain join Professor Alice Roberts to explore York’s Viking history.

The programme uses cutting edge computer generated images (CGI) to bring to life lost monuments, while aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson analyses how the layout of each town reflects its historical era even in the present day.

The programme has already focussed on Chester’s Roman history and over the course of six episodes will explore Anglo-Saxon Winchester, the Tudor period in Norwich, the Regency period in Cheltenham and Victorian Belfast.

Britain’s Most Historic Towns: York - Britain's Most Viking Town (Ep2/6) will air on Saturday 14 April at 8pm.

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