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In River Hunters, Rick Edwards and river-searching expert Beau Ouimette visit some of the most historically significant sites across Britain: covering iconic events and battles including Roman Briton, the Wars of the Roses, the Reformation and the English Civil War. Their searches of these unexplored rivers and waterways unearth treasures from the past which reveal how our various ancestors used to live.As the artefacts surface from under layers of silt and rocks, the duo will meet with local archaeologists and historians to unearth the stories and people behind the finds. Spanning each river's layered past, the new series will offer a fresh perspective and even redefine our history as we know it.Using state-of-the-art technology, archive maps and contemporaneous accounts from the period, Beau and Rick perform the first underwater archeological digs in some of the most exciting and iconic historical sites in Britain, often in dangerous and fast-flowing water.
River detectorist Beau Ouimette and presenter and keen swimmer Rick Edwards go in search of evidence of the clashing Scottish clans embroiled in the civil war that raged across the British Isles in the 17th century. Fights erupted during this period between the Royalists supporting the King and the Covenanters wanting more power for church and state. Starting on the River Lochy, situated in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the pair hunt for evidence of the 1645 Battle of Inverlochy - a pivotal fight that saw the Royalist army launch a surprise attack against the ill-prepared Covenanters.
River detectorist Beau Ouimette, TV presenter and keen swimmer Rick Edwards and underwater archaeologist Gary Bankhead head to Canterbury, where they are granted special permission to undertake the first official search of this section of the River Stour hunting for relics left behind by 12th-century pilgrims.
Beau Ouimette, Rick Edwards and Gary Bankhead travel to Colchester, Essex, to find evidence from the second English Civil War in what became the longest siege in British history. Finds include a short-barreled Carbine gun which was commonly used by the Cavalry in the 1600s and a horse stirrup believed to be from the 1648 siege due to it's age and position on the river bank.
The final hunt of the series takes the team back to Yorkshire to hunt for relics from the bloody and brutal 14th Century clashes between the English and the Scottish.
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