The Lost Norman Motte And Bailey Castle Of Alderton | Time Team | Chronicle

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Chronicle - Medieval History Documentaries

Chronicle - Medieval History Documentaries

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When amateur archaeologist Derek Batten bought a plot of land advertised as a castle and moat, there was little sign of a castle other than a leafy mound surrounded by a ditch. The team uncover the truth about the site's past and even discover a link to William the Conqueror. The team is joined by castles expert Philip Dixon. Phil Harding gets kitted-out in chainmail as a Saxon footsoldier, facing a mounted Norman warrior on a Spanish stallion.
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KaosKronosTyche 3 aylar önce
I wish you would give the original publication date for these old films. I mean, Tony Robinson can actually jog and has not developed his distinctive enormous belly yet. This film itself is archeological gold.
clever username
clever username Aylar önce
Google search tells me it aired January 14, 2001
Chicagoexpat Gün önce
This might’ve been the most Jenni ever spoke in an episode of Time Team. I wish they had included her more often.
badbiker666 Aylar önce
I cannot quite wrap my head around the fact that so many roads in rural England are still following, or nearly following, the paths of roads laid down and used by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago.
Charles Davis
Charles Davis 3 aylar önce
My ancestors castle in England was called Shipbrook. He fought in the battle of Hastings with William the Conqueror. The Norman castle isn't there anymore. His name was Sir Richard DeVernon, was DeReviers.
Jos McLaren
Jos McLaren 3 aylar önce
Chadmure Tully
Chadmure Tully Aylar önce
Wow! It must be great to know that much about your ancestry. Only thing I know about my last name is that it's from 17th century.
70s Tunes
70s Tunes 3 aylar önce
Fascinating. I lived in england 3 years... Love the history there...
Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey 4 aylar önce
One of the better episodes. Thank you.
meg elizabeth
meg elizabeth 4 aylar önce
It’s not a motte and Bailey, castle. It’s a ring work. They even state it in the opening of the episode.
Michael McCaffery
Michael McCaffery 2 aylar önce
Most likely the Motte and Bailey is a reference to the original advert for the property. Also, often the TT are called to investigate one thing only to find out it is something completely different. Remember the episode with the property filled with Victorian follies? That said, be the pedant you are and have a wonderful life!
meg elizabeth
meg elizabeth 2 aylar önce
It's more it's just addressed in the episode! Tony asks if it's a Mott and Bailey, and Mick tell him that it's a ringwork.
Thomas Bell
Thomas Bell Aylar önce
@Michael McCaffery Getting one's terms right is not pedantry. Archeology is as much science as art and should be communicated properly.
Joelle Durben
Joelle Durben 4 aylar önce
Please put the year of the dig in the description - as each dig informs future digs and research, it's helpful to know what year we are in
94Bravo 4 aylar önce
Look at the lower left side of the screen in the last few seconds : "Channel 4 television corporation MMI " . MMI is roman numbers for 2001 ;-) .
Katarh 3 aylar önce
@94Bravo That explains those computers! Haven't seen CRT monitors quite like that in a long time.
Dot Cassilles
Dot Cassilles 3 aylar önce
In Wikipedia there is a list of each time team episode and its date
Tech Gorilla
Tech Gorilla 4 aylar önce
I've been friends with Norman for many years. He distinctly remembers leaving his motte here back during a uni binger. He's wishing you luck!
Ratel.H Badger
Ratel.H Badger 4 aylar önce
I hear his old mate Bailey had a fair bit to drink at the time.
Tihetris Weathersby
Tihetris Weathersby 4 aylar önce
Love the Norman content
Anodized Panel
Anodized Panel 3 aylar önce
A: Are you excited? B: I think I probably am! There you've heard it! Ladies and gentlemen, he is PROBABLY excited. Absolutely electric atmosphere here as this bearded man extemporaneously contemplates his previously unconsidered feelings. Back to you.
shricharan chandramouli
shricharan chandramouli 3 aylar önce
This right here is a prime example of why I go through comment sections…for comedic gold like this… 7:36…for context on what we are on about…😂😂
Millie Banks
Millie Banks 3 aylar önce
One of your more interesting digs!
George Purdy
George Purdy 4 aylar önce
20:26 Now that is some craftsmanship! A very pretty key.
Robert Bowers
Robert Bowers 4 aylar önce
"Oooo, that chainmail feels so good against the face," says Sir What Ever's steed. You witnessed a horses reenactment from the Middle Ages.
Chef fie
Chef fie 3 aylar önce
7:43 the poor fellow is beside himself with excitement
William Jefferson Clinton
William Jefferson Clinton 4 aylar önce
A not so new *TIME TEAM* Woooooooooo. Let's go! I don't think I have seen this one yet. Can't wait for some Unlce Phil and Ms Raksha. Sadly no Raksha...this is my edit.
Bethany Miller
Bethany Miller 3 aylar önce
If you have Prime Video they have all of the episodes. They used to anyway. It's been a couple of years since I watched but there used to be 20 seasons I believe.
laya labi
laya labi 3 aylar önce
thomas schofield
thomas schofield 3 aylar önce
ive always wounder way the soldier thats on the ground just dont drop to one knee cover them self with the shield and take out the horses front legs. Maybe its easier said then done.
Anthony Troisi
Anthony Troisi 2 aylar önce
After the Battle of Hastings, the Normans took over the land. As a result, did the Saxon aristocracy slip down the social scale into the "lower class"? Did they still retain gradually smaller and smaller amounts of land or were they automatically displaced? Obviously, some of the Saxon knights might have gone abroad to offer their services to foreign lords and some Saxon nobles went into the church, what happened to the general Saxon nobility? How many generations did it take to go from Saxon nobleman to working man?
Tech Gorilla
Tech Gorilla 4 aylar önce
@3:22 - That's not a digger - that's a hydraulic teaspoon.
Marketing masta rasta pasta
Marketing masta rasta pasta 3 aylar önce
Defended this quite a few times on mount and blade: Warband multiplayer
Nick Turner
Nick Turner 4 aylar önce
English Heratage have forgotten the whole idea of a scheduled monument. They were not intended to forbid Archaeological Inspection. They were supposed to stop unscrupulous owners and developers destroying them. Not allowing Archaeologists to work on the sites defeats the whole point of protecting them.
Southeast Coastal Photography
Southeast Coastal Photography 4 aylar önce
You can see the English Heritage thoughts change though the years watching this show from not hardly digging Scheduled sites in the early seasons to allowing quite a lot of digging in the later seasons
No Name
No Name 3 aylar önce
These has to be the 90's after seeing the computers they working with 😂
MrSteamDragon 4 aylar önce
Geez, the lunchtime tucker looks good 🍲
Jan Erkenbrack
Jan Erkenbrack 4 aylar önce
Did you ever think to just ask someone who was around back then? They could tell you what the castle looked like.
Bastiat C
Bastiat C 4 aylar önce
Unfortunately Betty White died earlier this year
Jan Erkenbrack
Jan Erkenbrack 4 aylar önce
@Bastiat C True, but she was pretty young when that was built anyway.
mortsirk 4 aylar önce
Keith Richards?
Jan Erkenbrack
Jan Erkenbrack 4 aylar önce
@mortsirk Lol.
sean paula
sean paula 4 aylar önce
The food bus is slick!
Suzanne DSH
Suzanne DSH 4 aylar önce
Always ask the military why. Both the British and American military have a lot of experience as occupying forces and we put priorities on rebuilding roads, communications then civilian hospitals, schools and providing food. I believe in the past a monastery or a place for nuns might have been the equivalent to a hospital? Regardless of access to roads or rivers, if you are an occupying force you MUST have a presence every so much distance in order to "keep the peace" (prevent simple mayhem and banditry) and prevent uprisings without you detecting it. No castles or troop barracks, then you have no means to detect or break up massing of local militias. If you, even an occupying force, do NOT perform the basic functions of government by keeping the peace, keeping roadways and rivers (another means of transportation) freely usable and safe you will have uprisings. If you are successful you will have loyalty although maybe not expressed quite that way. Robin Hood will either be considered by the citizenry as an outlaw who preys upon them or their savior depending on how the government meets their needs or preys on the citizens (think Taliban). Taxes therefore need to be seen as maintaining infrastructure citizens use and keeping the peace or it will be seen as predatory. The USA has reached that tipping point and especially with the corruption in the White House and its cronies in the larger administration. Which is why in desperation rather than give up their bribes and do the right governing thing suddenly they want to provide free lunches to all students in schools across the nation even for families who do not need free food. The present can tell you a lot about the past, successes and failures.
shelby namels
shelby namels 12 gün önce
You made a good and valid point, however, you lost me in the final stretch.
simone pouw
simone pouw 4 aylar önce
One can guess the age of this video by the amount of hair left on Tony's head.
shelby namels
shelby namels 12 gün önce
Even tho nobody ever came out and said so, I realize now that England was a pretty turbulent, violent and unsettled country save for the last 300 years.
Vanishing Folklore and Belief
Vanishing Folklore and Belief 3 aylar önce
Great video
Stinky Peterson
Stinky Peterson 4 aylar önce
I'm conflicted about the Normans. On the one hand, they were excellent warriors and were efficient at establishing law and order and on the other hand they were often quite bloodthirsty and cruel. A lot of Norman blood flows through my veins and I don't know what to do.
honeycrispTV 4 aylar önce
Become a chef!
Stinky Peterson
Stinky Peterson 4 aylar önce
@honeycrispTV 🤣 I already work in a kitchen!
honeycrispTV 4 aylar önce
@Stinky Peterson cool! I used to enjoy being a line cook at one point, stressful sometimes but I have always enjoyed cooking.
Tunguska Lumberjack
Tunguska Lumberjack 4 aylar önce
I love history. It’s better when presented by someone NOT doing their day’s jogging.
Got to Love it
Got to Love it 3 aylar önce
The way that blonde girl at 13:10 gets up and scampers off is funny. She is like oh crap im in their shot, i got to get out of here now.
Adan Edward Spencer68
Adan Edward Spencer68 4 aylar önce
😂How would they know? They are all dead!
Johanna minitroll Karlsson från Hultsfred
Johanna minitroll Karlsson från Hultsfred 3 aylar önce
Valkyria saknar dig min varg min vikingarman jag slåss mot både båge och man. Min älskade jag längtar efter din famn kom kom och håll av min hand 😇
70s Tunes
70s Tunes 3 aylar önce
Adelajda Szulc
Adelajda Szulc 4 aylar önce
The eagle looks Polish.
NedKellysRevenge 2 aylar önce
Why is Huge Lorrie in a helmet on the front pic lmao
Step Star
Step Star 4 aylar önce
Norman=Vikings with French accent and horses
Robert Bowers
Robert Bowers 4 aylar önce
"I blow wy nose in your direction, you English dogs." Quest for the Holy Grail.
jasmine spencer
jasmine spencer 3 aylar önce
Norman Fell=Mr. Roper
Koning Bolo
Koning Bolo 3 aylar önce
29:25 Phil has (as it is known in the industry) his Saxon *ss handed to him...
Alexis Despland
Alexis Despland 4 aylar önce
why was it abandoned.
David Walk
David Walk 4 aylar önce
Why you only get 3 days to muck around the castle
Barry Suridge
Barry Suridge 4 aylar önce
The Time Team format is 3 days only for digs which is the charm, and the challenge, of the series.
MAC 4 aylar önce
whats with these heritage types ! ours here are old biddy fops that just like power. considering there not doing any digging says there not experts so they should be told where the experts are going to dig (because its all buried again after.) and be thankfull they`ve got jobs.
T.C. Thompson
T.C. Thompson 2 aylar önce
Thumbnail looks like Ben Affleck.
Thomasmu 4 aylar önce
What is the point of promoting these videos with clickbait?,. Time Team have their own official YT channels, at this point this is just stupid. I did pay for a subscription for History Hit but it's not worth it, 20 minutes podcasts with Dan Snow and shorts that are cut down from other series.
A-aron Show
A-aron Show Aylar önce
Imagine how little we will ever know due to the unwanted disturbance of dirt....totally dip shit thinking.
Absent Minded News Network
Absent Minded News Network Aylar önce if you buy a property in Britain you don't actually own it.... no thanks
Artur H
Artur H 3 aylar önce
18:33 Cute girls
Aubrey Mellor
Aubrey Mellor 4 aylar önce
why always "Three days"? please explain it or stop saying it.
Ikwigsjoyful 4 aylar önce
My understanding is that the “three days” was the hook for the series: see how much history can be discovered even in just three short days. It also enabled experts with jobs at universities, English Heritage, or wherever to become much loved regulars on the show, because it was an additional job they could do on the weekend. The digs were proper archaeological digs following the usual protocol, though, with having a plan and permits for what they were digging and why, and the information they gained was written up and made available to other groups who might then plan a longer, more in depth dig at a site. It is perhaps best to think of the Time Team digs as exploratory digs assessing an archaeological site; and us viewers get to come along for the fascinating, educational, and entertaining ride!😁
Aubrey Mellor
Aubrey Mellor 4 aylar önce
i wonder why they bother with geophysics as it must be the most useless science in existence. i have been watching for years and mever found geophics evem remotely useful. in fact it always wastes everyone's time
TomBombadil73 4 aylar önce
Not true. Geophys is a crucial part of the show. And I’ve seen all the episodes on TRshow, some episodes more than once. On the Roman villa sites, and many other sites, Geophys came through with important data. Over and over John and his team put the dig teams on countless targets that paid off. You should probably watch some more episodes.
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