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(Vol.XXIX, No.12) ❙ March 2019 CONTENTS

ISSUE 348

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FEATURES

18 UNDERNEATH THE ABBEY

Uncovering more than 1,000 years of religious life in Bath Bath Abbey lies on top of what was one of medieval England’s largest cathedrals, as well as an Anglo-Saxon monastery. Recent archaeological work has brought centuries of secrets to light once more. 26 LIFE AMONG THE DEAD

Revealing riverside rites at Trumpington Having explored the Anglo-Saxon history of Trumpington in CA 343, here we delve into its prehistory, examining the funerary practices of long-vanished communities in Cambridgeshire. 36 BUILDING BRISTOL

Exploring the making of a city Recent research into the history of Bristol demonstrates

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how the city developed, highlighting the large-scale urban planning of the 12th and 13th centuries that made it into the bustling metropolis we know today. 46 DON’T SCARE THE HORSES

Unpicking 17th-century protective graffiti at Bolsover Castle’s Riding School A survey at Derbyshire’s Bolsover Castle has recorded a wealth of protective symbols from the Stuart era, seemingly defending the site’s celebrated riding school. 51 WITCHCRAFT AT WERN WEN

Interpreting a 19th-century curse from north Wales Magical markings did not end with the Stuarts: etchings on a beam at a farmstead near Llandudno tell of later superstitious practices with less benevolent intent.

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