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Since launching BritainsDNA last year, Alistair Moffat set out to discover a people’s history of our nation, a different story from the usual recital of the stories of kings and queens, the great and the notorious. Hidden in our DNA are the origins of our lineages, when and where they first arose and the immense journey our ancestors took to reach Britain’s shores. Join Alistair Moffat as he reveals the rich mosaic of ancient lineages found so far, with some very interesting results for Yorkshire.
Born and bred in the Scottish Borders, Alistair is the author of many bestselling history books, and 2013 sees the launch of new title The British: A Genetic Journey. A former director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the Borders and Lennoxlove Book Festivals and Book Nation, a national literary project.