East Midlands

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Rare surviving Arts and Crafts house to open to public for first time in Leicestershire

A rare surviving example of a traditional Arts and Crafts house, designed and built by Ernest Gimson, and including many pieces of original furniture, opens to the public for the first time on Monday February 2.

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National Civil War Centre promises spectacular re-enactments as opening weekend nears

Visitors have been able to see inside the Grade II-listed home of the £5.4 million National Civil War Centre, as organisers promise a "truly grand" opening weekend in May.

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Royal bloodline questioned as scientists conclude 529-year "missing person" search for Richard III

Scientists examining Richard III's body say there are "one or more" breaks in the chain between Richard III and Henry Somerset, the 5th Duke of Beaufort who died in 1803.

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Bottle used to ward off evil spells during 18th century witch hunts found by archaeologists

Archaeologists working on the new National Civil War Centre in Nottinghamshire say a green bottle is a symbol of widespread superstition more than 300 years ago.

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Richard III cortege journey route revealed as Leicester Cathedral prepares to bury body

The remains of Richard III will visit churches and landmarks from the King's final days on a journey next March, moving from the University of Leicester to the city's cathedral.

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Archaeologists make “once-in-a-career” discovery of bronze remains of Iron Age Celtic chariot at hillfort

Archaeologists have uncovered a matching set of decorated bronze parts from a 2nd or 3rd century BC Celtic chariot at Burrough Hill Iron Age hillfort in Leicestershire.

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Hand-holding skeleton couple and poleaxed man found at medieval chapel site in Leicestershire

A couple placed side-by-side are among 11 skeletons found at St Morrell, a chapel near Hallaton which archaeologists say could have been a special place of burial.

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Archaeologists find beer and pizza ovens from Northampton brewery 800 years ago

A section of a medieval malting oven used to make beer in medieval Northampton has been handed to a modern brewery as experts continue a major excavation in the town centre.

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"Lost house" destroyed by 17th century Civil War Royalists found on Nottinghamshire pipeline

Archaeologists will rebury and preserve two stone walls in a dramatic first discovery at Kelham, in Nottinghamshire, during water pipeline work.

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