Friday, January 28, 2011

Medieval mural of King Henry VIII uncovered in Somerset

A couple doing DIY have uncovered a 20ft (6m) high medieval mural of King Henry VIII on the wall of their home. The house in Milverton, Somerset, was once home to Thomas Cranmer, Arch Deacon of Taunton in the 15th Century.

Angie Powell said: "When we saw the eyes appear out of the plaster it was a real moment."

Michael Liversidge, of Bristol University, said the discovery was "enormously significant, stunningly exciting and of national importance".

Click here to read this article from the BBC