16th-century gun unearthed

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The Independent Online
Archaeologists have uncovered one of the largest early guns to be found in Britain. It measures seven-and-a-half feet in length, weighs more than a ton and dates from the reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547).

It was found 20-30 yards from the river Hull at Kingston-upon-Hull on Monday, inside the foundation of a wall in the South Blockhouse, one of three brick fortresses built along the river on Henry VIII's instruction.

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