Lincoln Castle dig uncovers Saxon homes

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Evidence of ruthless land clearance by Norman knights has been found in Lincoln.

Archaeologists working in the castle grounds have discovered remains of Anglo-Saxon houses.

When William the Conqueror decided to build a castle inside the old Roman fort, he swept away 166 homes - more than 10% of the existing town.

Now the first of a series of digs has uncovered a fireplace, pottery and the marks of structural timbers.

Lincoln was one of the first castles built by William, following his victory at Hastings in 1066, to help secure the country....

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