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An exiled English king who became a hermit saint could have been the first resident of a 1,200-year-old cave house, archaeologists believe


By Bethany Dawson

July 18, 2021

An ancient cave house beside a river has been revealed to be the home of a deposed English king who became a hermit in the East Midlands of medieval England. 

For a long time, the caves in Foremark and Ingleby in South Derbyshire were considered to be a folly dating back to the 18th century, when the building was used for parties by the English upper classes.

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