The Medieval Dead (1) British documentary series from 2015 Genre: Documentary This episode: The Knight of Saint Bees. The incredible story of the Cumbrian Knight discovered with his body coated in beeswax, meaning that archaeologists have access to a 14th century body in a near perfect state of preservation. In this second season the Medieval Dead team of archaeologists travel again to battlegrounds and battlefields, towns and villages, churches and burial grounds in search of clues hidden in the bones of the dead from medieval times. Their travels take them to the UK, Finland, France and Portugal. The team have some fascinating stories to tell as they paint a vivid picture of the times and challenge some accepted theories about the way things were.