In this volume, Tony Pollard and Neil Oliver visit the sites of six major British battles, from Shrewsbury to Culloden, and carry out a full archaeological investigation at each. As they uncover artefacts abandoned in the heat and chaos of battle they closely follow the progress of each engagement and answer key historical questions, sometimes totally revising the accepted version of events. Each chapter is a fully framed investigation and follows an episode of the BBC television series. By using archaeology to unlock the secrets of the past, Tony and Neil prove that soldiers do not pass through fields of conflict like shadows, and in the process they show that battlefields are some of our most important national monuments.
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Tony Pollard is Britain's leading battlefield archaeologist. He worked on battlefields in Zululand and North Africa, and as a forensic archaeologist with the British police in murder enquiries. Neil Oliver is Tony's colleague and co-presenter. A leading archaeologist, he has worked with Tony on many sites.Review:
"Battlefield archaeology allows you to touch what history talks about; it starts where the written stories stop" - Tony Pollard"
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