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Episode 8: Salisbury and Old Sarum - William the Conqueror

Summary

Beau Ouimette and Rick Edwards head to the River Avon at the foot of one of Britain's most historic sites, Old Sarum near Salisbury. Following his defeat of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror built an imposing motte and bailey castle at Old Sarum in 1067, where he's believed to have been presented with the infamous Doomsday book. From here, Rick and Beau follow the Avon - just as the population and cathedral did, which was moved brick by brick down river. They search for Salisbury's 13th-century beginnings and how it built successful trades that lead to its survival.

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