The Medieval period is traditionally viewed as ending with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, although this is a disputed date among historians. Rapid changes to society, technology,  science, philosophy, and religion occur in the 415 years this period covers. Britain expands its empire to cover 

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We have a rich variety of evidence for Tudor England. The range includes written records, maps, paintings, drawings, objects and buildings. We are going to focus on 3 types of evidence for the centre of Canterbury, and reconstruct how it probably looked around the beginning of the 16th century. 

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Archaeological Skills


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