… of Roxburgh, one of David I’s auxiliary capitals, in Border country, was visited by Time Team in 2004. Now we can all have a better vision of the scene of the 1460 siege and understand how Richard’s 1482 invasion of Scotland hastened its end.
This excellent series began with a pilot last April, with Hugh Dennis and three archaeologists looking for a Roman settlement on the site of a former inn in Maidstone’s Florence Road. It resumed in February with the small team moving to Benwell, Newcastle, to locate a Hadrian’s Wall fort, followed by a Viking burial ground… Continue reading The Great British Dig – History in Your Garden
Originally posted on Mid Anglia Group, Richard III Society:
… Ipswich had a Roman villa, which is now in the back garden of Tranmere Grove, a short road just north of the allotments railway line. Time Team came to visit it in 2004.
This Channel Five documentary has just completed a second series, with Alex Langlands and Raksha Dave, late of Time Team, in place of Helen Skelton. One particular episode was about Auckland Castle, where the “Prince Bishops” of Durham have lived for centuries and where archaeology is being carried out around the building. One of these… Continue reading Digging up Britain’s Past
The above is the only illustration I can find that might be part of the original palace at Sheen. Or, it could be part of Richmond Palace. Tracing details of the original royal palace at Sheen, on the banks of the Thames, is not an easy task, because its Tudor replacement, Richmond Palace, rather steals the… Continue reading Where at Sheen was Richard II’s private pavilion at La Neyt…?
Do not let the above title confuse you. This is not about a TV family saga miniseries, but a very interesting subject for all that. I still like to watch the repeats of ‘Time Team’, and yesterday it was the turn of the lost sacristy of Westminster Abbey. During the course of the programme, Tony… Continue reading The Copes of Westminster Abbey….?
I’m just home from a fleeting trip to Hampshire, to visit Basing House, near Basingstoke, which was host to Richard II and his retinue in the 14th century. The building started life as a Norman castle, became a great Tudor house that was reckoned the largest in England, and was finally blown to bits by… Continue reading The ‘spook’ of Basing House barn….
For those of us who wish Time Team were still with us, here is a reminder of their artist, Victor Ambrus. I loved his illustrations, and now he has painted his view of Bosworth. A lovely work of art. https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/faqs/forms/?eid=contacting_bbc&id=V7GFCAR28RA4527BOJVCO7C0IM&mid=contact&uid=420651531