Part 8: A Siege House in Shropshire
Aired 24 February
High Ercall Hall, in Shropshire, is the very picture of rural tranquillity today, but 355 years ago, at the height of the English Civil War, more than 200 Royalist troops were crammed inside the walls fighting for their lives. They'd already survived two bloody sieges but the final attack was to prove too much. The strategic fortress fell into Parliamentary hands.
Time Team was invited by the owner of High Ercall Hall to unravel the mystery of this fascinating, if confusing, site- and as usual, there were just three days in which to do it.