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Title Neil Oliver: The Search for Alfred The Great / Director: Dashwood, Robin
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2014
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Summary Neil Oliver is given exclusive access to a team of historians and scientists investigating the final resting place of Alfred the Great. Alfred's bones have been moved so many times over the centuries that many people concluded that they were lost forever. Following a trail that goes back over a thousand years, the team wants to unravel the mystery of Alfred's remains. Travelling from Winchester to Rome, Neil also tells the extraordinary story of Alfred's life: in the 9th century, he became one of England's most important kings by fighting off the Vikings, uniting the Anglo-Saxon people and launching a cultural renaissance. Neil reveals the extraordinary outcome of this investigation. (UK) (Documentary) G CC
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2015-05-29 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Alfred, King of England, 849-899.
Bones -- Testing.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Antiquities.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Analysis.
Kings and rulers -- Death and burial.
Discovery and exploration, British.
England -- Winchester.
Form Streaming video
Author Dashwood, Robin, director
Oliver, Neil, host