In 2020, an archaeologist stumbled upon a treasure trove of Tudor artifacts (some even found in rats' nests) while working alone on an old manor during the COVID-19 pandemic. The centuries-old relics found underneath Oxburgh Hall's floorboards were an invaluable discovery from an otherwise mundane project. According to the UK National Trust, “The value of underfloor archaeology to our understanding of Oxburgh’s social history is enormous.”
Archaeologists are history's treasure hunters, charged with searching and analyzing clues from the past with the hopes of solving some of history's greatest mysteries, and these finds do just that. They paint a vivid picture of a what life in the house was like hundreds of years ago.
In 2020, Archaeologists Worked On Renovations Of Oxburgh Hall, A Tudor House Built In 1476
The House Is Still Occupied By The Bedingfields, The Family That Built It
When Elizabeth I Was Imprisoned By Her Sister, Mary Tudor, Sir Henry Bedingfield Of Oxburgh Hall Was Her 'Jailer'Photo: Jim Woolf / National Trust/Used With Permission
An Archaeologist Working Alone Through The Coronavirus Lockdown Found Thousands Of Artifacts Underneath The Home’s FloorboardsPhoto: Mike Hodgson / National Trust/Used With Permission