Belvoir Castle

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Title

Belvoir Castle

Subject

Belvoir Castle

Description

Ethel Challands recalls grandfather's visit to Belvoir Castle after discovering the bones of the Earl of Rutland during the 1920s.

Creator

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Source

EMOHA

Publisher

EMOHA

Date

1985

Contributor

Photograph courtesy of University of Leicester Special Collections. To use seek permission from http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/digital/collection/p15407coll6/id/12219/rec/5

Rights

You may use this item in accordance with the licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

Format

.mp3

Type

Oral History

Interviewer

S. Aucott

Interviewee

Ethel Challands

Location

Bottesford, Leicestershire

Transcription

My grandfather years ago used to go about with this one’s father and he used to do a lot of excavating, and he was determined to find the first Earl of Rutland. Of course this was not the first castle, there was another one in ? Park, and they dug a bit and they found it. They found this big stone coffin, Robert De Todeni? …and grandfather he opened it and there was the leaden casket with the bones and the Duke was so excited he took grandfather up to the castle for beer and cheese. Oh, he was thrilled with it! I think then they were buried in the mausoleum see, these bones, and I understand the coffin, the stone coffin is in the castle.

Duration

50sec

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