2.2 House structure and infrastructure

A Cast Iron Fireback

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Discovered in a house in Railway Street, Bridgnorth in 2024.

Cast with the Royal Arms of France and England, with supporters - a lion and a dragon. The rose and the chained portcullis are the emblems of Lady Margaret Beaufort (b.1443 - d.1509), the mother of King Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch. A descendant of King Edward III, Lady Margaret passed a disputed claim to the English throne to her son, Henry Tudor.

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