14th Century Burial Beneath Pavings Behind Betty’s in St Helen’s Square, York

The skull of a man who had suffered a life-threatening wound that blinded him in early adulthood has been unearthed behind Betty’s Tearooms. Archaeologists from YAT have dated the remains to the late 14th century and have now closed the alleyway to excavate the shallow grave. Some believe it might be the skull of a one-eyed archer whose wife had an apothecary shop in the square in that period. The skull was dug up by a dog belonging to young Dorcas Merchet, whose family once ran the neighboring York Tavern.

Happy April Fool’s Day!

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4 Comments on “14th Century Burial Beneath Pavings Behind Betty’s in St Helen’s Square, York

  1. I had a wonderful laugh! I echo the sentiments of those earlier people — please give us more of Owen and Lucy!

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