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Home of King Charles I’s surgeon found in Stratford

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Archaeologists working in Stratford believe they have found the foundations of the 17th century home of William Clowes, King Charles I’s surgeon.

William Clowes, who lived from 1582 until 1648 had been surgeon to Charles I who was beheaded on January 30, 1649 following the Royalist defeat in the English Civil War.

Underneath Rokeby House were remains of a Tudor building and beneath this was a medieval building.

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Story: Andrew Harrison, Newham Recorder | Photo: Newham Recorder

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