You can see the first episode of 'Viking Dead' online ahead of the TV schedule by downloading it via UKTVPlay. Just click on the image above to go to the UKTV page.
In this episode the Medieval Dead team go to Lindisfarne ('Holy Island') in Northumbria, where in 793 'heathen men' of the North carried out a murderous smash-and-grab on the island's monastery.
The programme takes a look at recent archaeological digs to see what is being learned about the people who inhabited Lindisfarne in the early medieval period.
Towards the end, Dr Monk joins in the discussion about the atrocity of the 793 raid, and offers an appraisal of the horror in which more was stolen than just holy treasures.
If you want to wait for the TV showing, it is premiering on Yesterday Channel (available in the UK on Freeview) at 8 p.m., Tuesday 31st July. (Details on US and North American schedules are not yet available.)
Dr Monk is working with the chapter staff of Rochester Cathedral to plan future medieval-themed events in the historic city of Rochester. He would be delighted if you would complete his short survey, which will take about 1 to 2 minutes to complete.
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