Preview: Britain’s Most Historic Towns

Alice Roberts
Dr Alice Roberts clears away the fog and finds the history of Lincoln. Photo: Channel 4

Join Professor Alice Roberts as she explores key moments in the history of Britain through the lens of its individual towns and cities. In Lincoln, Alice gets to grips with life in medieval England, relives the battle at Lincoln Castle and sees the cathedral that was once the world’s tallest building.

Alice finds herself in a hands-on demonstration of the period’s newest invention: the crossbow. She checks out the clothing and accessories people had, and were keen to hold on to following the black death of 1348.

Keen to tell rarely told stories, Alice investigates the Charter of the Forest, a document that historians think had more impact on the lives of the everyday citizen than Magna Carta.

Britain’s Most Historic Towns – Saturday at 7.30pm on Channel 4