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Royal Fort, St Michael’s Hill, Part 1

Archaeological investigations following demolition work within land occupied by Bristol University has exposed part of a purpose-built Civil War citadel, constructed during the Royalist forces’ occupation of Bristol from 1643-45 and used as Prince Rupert’s headquarters in the area still known as ‘Royal Fort’.

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