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Behind the Walls – the archaeology of the castles of Leicestershire and Rutland

Leicestershire and Rutland are not well known for iconic castles, with few

sites still having upstanding remains. Yet castles such as the one at Leicester

played a significant role in history whilst others, like Kirby Muxloe were

ultra-fashionable expressions of royal favour.


In our second Winter Lecture of 2021, 'Behind the Walls – the archaeology of the castles of Leicestershire and Rutland', Mathew Morris took us through the history and evolution of castle design in the two counties with particular focus on the excavated sites of

Leicester, Oakham and Groby.


The committee were particularly interested to note the observations on Hallaton's very own Motte and Bailey castle!


Once again, this was a very popular evening enjoyed by friends and supporters of Hallaton Museum ~ if you would like to be added to our mailing list to be informed of our future talks and events please do get in touch museumhallaton@gmail.com



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