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Sheffield Castle where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned set to be unearthed

An extensive archaeological dig will try to uncover the remains of Sheffield Castle where Mary, Queen of Scots spent almost a third of her life as a prisoner.

Sheffield Castle was a giant mediaeval fortress that dominated the South Yorkshire city but was demolished during the English Civil War, otherwise known as the War of the Three Kingdoms.

Sheffield City Council yesterday announced an £800,000 revamp of the Castlegate Quarter, which will include a fresh dig on the castle site so closely linked with Mary.

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