Fragment Found by: Jemma Larder
Fragment Found in: Bridport, Dorset, United Kingdom
Fragment Found in: a field
Fragment Found on: 23/10/2022
Comments/Information/Identification: Branded crockery from Knight’s Bull Hotel in Bridport, Dorset. The hotel, which was originally built in 1535, has witnessed a series of historic events. In 1685, The Bull saw a violent episode when Lieutenant Coker of Mappowder was killed by Colonel Venner during the Monmouth Rebellion at the hotel. In 1834, the then Princess Victoria – who would later become Queen Victoria, one of Britain’s longest serving and most recognisable monarchs – stayed for one night at the Bull Hotel along with her mother. King George VI, also stopped by in his uniform at the start of the Second World War in 1939. The hotel is still open to this day.
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