8 June 2012

Rory's English Civil War pub dig

"Sorry sir ... I've reason to believe you've been drinking."

Rory McGrath's recent series Pub Dig visited Banbury in its last episode (series 1, episode 4).

Rory and archaeologist Paul Blinkhorn headed to Ye Olde Reine Deer, where Cromwell reputedly held court during the English Civil War. When not supping the local brew they find time to dig up the beer garden, where - amongst other 17th century finds - they discover a burnt wall, suggesting that fighting in Banbury extended far further than previously thought.

I can't embed the video, but you can watch it here (45 mins).

Rory McGrath's Pub Dig (series)

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