Reverend Howard Mayell
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Blanch Mortimer: 'Remains' of medieval traitor's daughter found

The remains of the daughter of a 14th Century traitor are believed to have been discovered in a church tomb in Herefordshire.

Blanch Mortimer, who died in 1347, was the daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer, who overthrew King Edward II and ruled England for three years.

Work to restore Blanch's tomb at St Bartholomew's Church in Much Marcle uncovered the remains in October.

Reverend Howard Mayell said the find was "really exciting".

  • 29 Jan 2014