Yesterday : Coast
Neil Oliver investigates the tragic story of the first Channel swimmer, as the team travels from Jersey to Dover. Alice Roberts discovers how Jersey underwent a post-war transformation into a honeymoon haven, while Miranda Krestovnikoff explores the Gouliot caves on Sark, accessible only when the tide is very low. Plus, Mark Horton reveals how the forts on Guernsey help shed light on why the island's inhabitants remain so loyal to the Queen.
The historian examines the Norman conquest and the lasting impact it had on both the English population and the invaders. He discusses the reign of William II, marked by fatal political intrigue, and the civil war that erupted during King Stephen's tenure on the throne. He goes on to reveal how this period in history marked a radical change in the notion of English kingship.