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Time Team S13-E08 Castle in the Round, Queenborough, Kent

Mar 29, 2013

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Time Team S13-E08 Castle in the Round, Queenborough, Kent
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On the mouth of the Thames, lie the remains of Queenborough Castle. With a royal name, and an equally regal history, this unprepossessing site hides some intriguing mysteries - buried, along with the building's remains, over centuries.

Time Team travel to the Isle of Sheppey, in Kent, to investigate the remains of the last royal castle to be built in the medieval period, in an effort to unlock some of its long-held secrets.

The castle construction was ordered by Edward III during a lull in the Hundred Years War, but opinion is divided as to whether this was a defensive castle, designed to protect the Thames estuary, or a royal bolthole for the king to escape the plague.

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