Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sat 24 Aug 2024
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Ed Int Book Fest

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The past is unearthed in the final instalment of Professor Alice Roberts’ best-selling trilogy which began with Ancestors. Drawing on cutting-edge technology, Crypt sheds new light on seven gory stories from the Middle Ages and beyond, which include England’s first hospital, the Justinianic Plague, and Henry VIII’s favourite ship. Today, in conversation with Steve Brusatte, Roberts shows us what we can learn from dwelling in history’s crypts.