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