The Secrets Of Westminster Abbey: A Time Team Special

10:00pm Wednesday, January 19 on M4

Time Team visits Westminster Abbey. In this special programme, the Cosmati pavement is revealed: a mystical and huge mosaic floor in front of the altar, at the centre of which the Coronation Chair is placed, and which is usually permanently covered by carpet. Cameras are allowed unprecedented access behind the scenes at the Abbey to explore the story of this extraordinary piece of living history. The Team also have access to a night-time search under the floors for lost tombs and graves, a shrine that still attracts pilgrims after 800 years, and the 1,000-year-old faked documents that gave the Abbey the right to host the Coronation in the first place.

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