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On this day 12th October

1216– King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge.  According to contemporary reports, John travailed from Spalding in Lincolnshire to Bishops Lynn in Norfolk, was taken ill and decided to return. While he took the longer route by way of Wisbech, he sent his baggage train, including his crown jewels, along the causeway and ford across the…

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