In this first ever episode of Time Team, Tony and the team travel to Athelney in Somerset to investigate a series of hills (once islands in a bog) that became Alfred The Great last defensive positions after a series of losses to invading Viking forces. It is also the place Alfred began the great rally that saw him re-conquer most Wessex and laid the foundations of the nation that was to become England Written by
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The show begins by including a letter written to Time Team. However, being the first episode ever, "Time Team" didn't even exist when the letter was supposedly written. See more