The Unofficial Website for Tony Robinson
|Time Team: Series 18, 2011 - Click on the links below for the different programmes.|
|Reservoir Rituals - Tottiford
Saxon Death, Saxon Gold - West Langton
Romans on the Range - High Ham
Hitlers Island Fortress - Les Gellettes, Jersey
The Furnace in the Forest - Derwentcote
Under the Gravestones - Castor
The House of the White Queen - Groby Hall
|Cannons v. Castles - Mont Orgueil, Jersey
The Mystery of the Manor Moat - Llancaiach Fawr
Search for the Domesday Mill - Buck Mill
Rooting for the Romans - Bedford Purlieus Wood
Castle of the Saxon Kings - Bamburgh
Looking Underground - Geophysics Compilation
Hunters to Hearths - 'The way we lived' Compilation
|Castle of the Saxon Kings - Bamburgh
Bamburgh is one of the most stunning locations for a castle in Europe, sitting high on rocky cliffs in Northumberland above a vast North Sea beach with the magical island of Lindisfarne visible in the distance.
It's been a seat of power for thousands of years and has long held the attention of archaeologists.
Tony, Mick and the rest of the Team are at Bamburgh to help the Bamburgh Research Project, which for the last decade and a half has been digging through 1000 years of history to uncover the Saxon roots of this fortress.
Bamburgh was once home to the 'Bernician Kings', Anglo Saxon overlords who ruled great swathes of Britain.
Could there be a unique stone-built hall under the carefully manicured lawns of today's castle?
As the Team hear stories of brutal death and financial wealth, and examine finds of gold jewellery and stone thrones, Phil and the diggers edge closer to a tantalising discovery.
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