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Home of Surgeon to Beheaded King Found in England
Friday, December 13, 2013
STRATFORD, ENGLAND—Archaeologists think they have found the foundations of Rokeby House, the seventeenth-century home of William Clowes, surgeon to King Charles I. Under the Rokeby House, they found the remains of a Tudor building, and beneath that, a medieval building. Two parallel ditches underneath the medieval building may have been part of a Roman road that ran through Stratford. “We’ve found a great sequence of archaeology on the site which illustrates the history of Stratford from the Roman period through to the present day,” said archaeologist Helen Hawkins. Apartments and a shopping area will be constructed on the site.
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