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The Morning Stake | 2020.02.26

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Archaeologists Identify Site of Long-Lost Chapel Razed During English Civil War. Via Smithsonian Magazine:

“For centuries it has been one of the great lost buildings of medieval England,” John Castling, archaeology and social history curator at the Auckland Project, tells the Independent’s David Keys. “Our excavation of this huge chapel has shed additional light on the immense power and wealth of the Prince-Bishops of Durham—and has helped bolster Auckland Castle’s reputation as a fortress of great importance in the history of England.”

The team first uncovered sections of the chapel in 2016, according to the Auckland Project. Then thought to be part of a castle gatehouse, the ruins were later identified as part of a surprisingly large building. With walls measuring about five feet thick and a total internal length of roughly 130 feet, the structure was larger than the king’s private chapel at Westminster Palace and nearly as large as Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.

But this chapel didn’t belong to royalty—instead, it was built for Antony Bek, a clergyman who was appointed Bishop of Durham in 1283. Bek came from a family of knights and had close ties to the crown: At the Battle of Falkirk in 1298, for instance, he fought alongside Edward I, leading an army of more than 1,000 men against William Wallace and the Scots fighting for independence.

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Texas Tech 13, Southern 2. A pretty dominating win (Recap | Box Score) with Mason Montgomery getting his 2nd win of the year and Connor Queen pitched well in relief. DH Nate Rombach hit another home run, going 1-5 with that 3-run homer. 1B Cole Stilwell went 2-4 with 3 RBI and a couple of doubles. 2B Brian Klein and SS Cal Conley were both 2-3, Klein scored a run and had 3 RBI, while Conley scored 2 runs and had 3 RBI.

The second game of this mid-week series is today with first pitch at 1:00 p.m.

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