York mass grave skeletons were Civil War soldiers

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Mass graves found in York contained the skeletons of English Civil War soldiers, according to a new investigation.

Mass graves containing 113 male skeletons were unearthed just outside the city walls in 2008.

It is thought the men had fought for the Parliamentarians during the siege of York in 1644.

An investigation for the BBC series History Cold Case has concluded the men probably died from typhus fever.

The programme features a team from the Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee....

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