Archaeologist Peter Ginn and historian Ruth Goodman, who is also a leading specialist in Tudor domestic life, return to front this six-part series, joined this time by archaeologist Tom Pinfold. The team turns the clock back to the year 1500 to take on the role of the lay-folk who did the bulk of the farming and crafting within monastic lands.
Tudor Farm Christmas will provide a fascinating mixture of festive customs which have been long forgotten, seeming completely alien to us now and others which are surprisingly familiar. They had Christmas Carols, Christmas Dinner and exchanged presents. But they also had the Lords of Misrule, ate boars heads and their versions of Mince Pies and Christmas Puddings had mutton as the main ingredient.
Famed British author Thomas Penn takes an extraordinary journey into the dark and chilling world of the first Tudor King, Henry VII. From his victory over Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, to his secret death and the succession of his son Henry VIII, the film reveals the ruthless tactics Henry VII, and how he used them to win and hold onto the ultimate prize, the Royal Throne of England.
For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China’s battlefields–dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China’s first super-weapon.