Ancient Secrets of Althorp

This fascinating Channel Four documentary, featuring Earl Spencer at his family seat since 1508, included a team of archaelogists led by Gone Mediaeval‘s Cat Jarman. They set out to rediscover a lost mediaeval village that was mentioned in the Domesday Book, for which there was some evidence in the cellars of Althorp House. Investigations in the grounds couldn’t find any trace of the village, but an Iron Age round house turned up, followed by some Neolithic structures.

By super blue

Grandson of a Town player.

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