Episode 1 North of England


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Medieval art historian Dr Alixe Bovey uses the oldest surviving route map of Britain to make a series of journeys through Britain in the Middle Ages. North of England – Alixe Bovey follows the trail north from York to the hotly contested Scottish border. Wales – Alixe Bovey heads west from Gloucester to Wales in the footsteps of Edward Is armies. London and South East – Alixe Bovey follows the ancient pilgrim trail from the east coast to London. Heartlands – Medieval art historian Dr Alixe Bovey discovers the origins of precedent in common law. Scotland – Alixe Bovey explores medieval Scotland a nation so young it still had no capital. West Country – Alixe Bovey explores the West Country as it appeared in medieval times.