Hereford Mysteries Revealed

The mysteries of what lay beneath Hereford Cathedral Close are revealed in Death in the Close: A Medieval Mystery to be published on 20 May.

Excavations revealed a possible Saxon Palace built near the cathedral between 850 and 950AD. After the cathedral was plundered and destroyed by fire in 1055, it was rebuilt and over 2,500 individuals were buried around the site between the 11th and 19th centuries. The book provides colourful insights to the life of the local population.