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Artifacts found at Henry VIII’s former palace

A fragment of a high status tile, used by the rich to show off their importance, and a silver coin with Henry VIII’s face on it has been found on the grounds of Forty Hall, where Elsyng Palace once sat.

He said: “We knew the Elsyng site became the royal palace but we don’t know about its importance early on. We now know it had been important for hundreds of years.

“The assumption has got to be that it would have been an important manor house.”

He said it would likely have been home to a lord controlling the surrounding area.

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Story: Jack Royston, Einfield Independent | Photo: Einfield Independent

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