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Cambridge Researchers Uncover 500-Year-Old Murder Mystery in Scrolls

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 7, 2020

The story of a body hidden in an earthenware jar buried in a gravel pit is one of the extraordinary cases found by researchers uncovering the secrets of crime and punishment in the Isle of Ely.

Cambridge University Library archivists have been working for more than a year – including throughout lockdown – to catalogue the records that are written on rolls of parchment and have discovered new and curious cases from the Isle of Ely Assizes.

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