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  • Buried

  • An Alternative History of the First Millennium in Britain
  • By: Alice Roberts
  • Narrated by: Alice Roberts
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Summary

Funerary rituals show us what people thought about mortality; how they felt about loss; what they believed came next. From Roman cremations and graveside feasts, to deviant burials with heads rearranged, from richly furnished Anglo Saxon graves to the first Christian burial grounds in Wales, Buried provides an alternative history of the first millennium in Britain.

As she did with her pre-history of Britain in Ancestors, Professor Alice Roberts combines archaeological finds with cutting-edge DNA research and written history to shed fresh light on how people lived: by examining the stories of the dead.

©2022 Alice Roberts (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, UK

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An excellent walk through history.

I know very little of the time period covered by this book and so it has been like a bright light shone into those areas. I appreciated what seemed to me to be the thoroughness with which it was covered as well as how the information was hung on the topics covered.
I enjoyed the authors narration (with the hint of accent). The contextual notes were important and I identified with the thoughts expressed.
As this is the latest book written I will now go back and listen to the others.
Thank for your book.
Kind Regards, Andrew Redman.

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Wonderful author narration

Great to hear some updated context about archeological finds, and Dr. Roberts presents wonderfully as usual. I did not find it at all political, I think maybe some who think this are interpreting scientific objectivity as a political issue? Will be recommending the book to family and have added a hard copy to my library.

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Excellent

I really enjoy her books. They are academic enough for me and not too technical. The author does have a ‘thing’ about the Christian religion and some of her historical sophistication gets lost in her evident dislike of Christianity. However, I found her very bracing retelling of the ‘mythological’ history of history bracing, inspiring and fascinating. Her epilogue includes a very heartfelt sermon that will resonate with many and not just the humanist faith community.

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Fascinating and engaging

I really enjoyed this book, and the Professor's narration. It's full of historical facts and quite reasonable suppositions, and each burial is discussed in a wider context of its location and period.
I share the Professor's eagerness to see the results coming from the "Thousand Ancient Genome" project, and what it will show us about the history of the population of the British Isles.

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So interesting

So interesting. Told with understandable analysis, explanation and humour. I am really enthused and am going to read her previous books to find out more.

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Ranty

Not what I expected. I expected archaeology but got a whiney new atheist rant. Disappointed.

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Nothing wrong with being …..number 2

Usually when a new Alice Roberts book comes out it’s an instant buy and listen . Just so happens to be a new James Bond book at the same time :) Nothing wrong with being ….. number 2
Only listened to introduction but I can tell it’s going to be another absolute treasure . 007 out of 7

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BORING!

Newsflash: we're here for the bodies! What we don't want is long-winded and repetitive two hour chapters about who might have migrated and where they might have migrated to but we actually don't know so it's all just a long rant about Brexit. This book was boring and lazy and actually contains very few interesting details about things that were buried. This book should have been titled "Narrow personal opinions on what historians of the past got wrong with little reference to actual buried artifacts".