The Unofficial Website for Tony Robinson

Time Team: Series 16, 2008 - Click on the links below for the different programmes.
The Trouble with Temples - Friars Wash
The Wedding Present - Scargill Castle
Heroes' Hill - Knockdhu
Toga Town - Caerwent
Blood, Sweat and Beers - Risehill
Buried Bishops and Belfries - Salisbury
Anarchy in the UK - Radcot
Mystery of the Ice Cream Villa - Colworth
Hermit Harbour - Looe
Called to the Bar - Lincoln's Inn
Beacon of the Fens - Warboys
The Hollow Way - Ulnaby
Skeletons in the Shed - Blythburgh

Called to the Bar - Lincoln's Inn

At just over 7 acres, Lincoln’s Inn Fields is the largest square in London and one of the oldest. There has been public open space here since at least the 12th century.

Forsaking the usual attractions of a muddy field, Tony and the Team don their wigs and best suits in the hope of blending in with the posh surroundings of Lincoln's Inn, London. Amid the grand buildings that make up one of the world's oldest and most distinguished law societies, they have been asked to discover the remains of a 13th-century palace that belonged to Henry III's Lord Chancellor.

The Team also try to find evidence of London's earlier Anglo-Saxon history in Lincoln's Inn Fields. During a dig that becomes one of the most logistically challenging that the Team have faced, both sites begin to show glimpses of the events that defined London's history.

Famously it was laid out by Inigo Jones in the seventeenth century and later enclosed in 1735 under an Act of Parliament. At one time it was popular for duellists but is more noted for the minor speaker's corner to which aspiring advocates used to practice for their future careers.
Surrounded by historical buildings, The Royal College of Surgeons, Cancer Research UK and of course the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn – one of 4 Inns with the power to call barristers to the bar are all based here.

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