St Osyth, Essex - Lost Centuries Of St Osyth

Feb 27, 2005 on Channel 4 at 6:00 PM


Long ago, two Viking marauders captured a lonely nun called Osyth and they chopped her head off. But they say she then picked up her head, carried it back to her nunnery and died there. And this miraculous act of martyrdom earned her a sainthood and ... (more)the pilgrims flocked in and the local village adopted her name and prospered. Well, that’s the story. This little town on the Essex coast is still called St. Osyth, but it’s real origins are a mystery and the locals have called in Time Team to help them find out when and where their town really began. They also want to know if these ancient timbers sticking out of the nearby creek fit in to the story. Could they possibly hold the key to the mystery of St. Osyth. We and the locals have got just three days to find out.

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