In the Footsteps of our Ancestors

Danish TV-host Frantz Howitz in York

Northern England is a large region that stretches from River Trent in the South and borders to Scotland in the North. During the Antiquity, most of Northern England was part of the Celtic realm of Brigantia and after the Roman conquest the area was united under one rule with York as capital. Since then, Northern England has been an important region with different geographical constellations. Today, the region is a conglomerate of counties with no collective government, but the cultural and historic bonds still remains.

On 27, 28 and 29 June Danish cable TV-station DK4 will be sending three episodes about Northern England’s archaeological past. Danish TV-host Frantz Howitz will take the viewer on an archaeological journey through the Viking age and the early Christian times.

Through the years, Frantz Howitz have visited archaeological places of interest in Denmark, and now he takes on the North of England with the help of local experts like England’s leading archaeologist Richard Hall. During his journey, Howitz visits one of England’s oldest churches still in use, Escombe Church, dated back to 670 AD, and beautiful Durham Cathedral, which was founded in 1093 and is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. The viewers will also learn more about Hadrian’s Wall, built as a defence on the northern borders of the Roman Empire in 120-130 AD.

So Danes, turn on DK4 at 22.30 on Sunday 27 June to see the first of three episodes of “Tidsrejse gennem det arkæologiske Nordengland”. And if you want to experience the places visited in the show, Tiffany Tours have an eight day long guided tour through the North of England called I forfædrenes fodspor. If you’d rather explore the region by yourself, I suggest you visit our homepage and online shop for inspiration.


– Towe


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