In February 1645, Sir Marmaduke Langdale commanding a Royalist force of 1,500 men inflicted severe losses on the Roundhead garrison at Melton Mowbray. Around 300 men were said to have been killed. Legend has it that Ankle Hill derives its name from the depth of blood spilt!Did you Know?
Did you know? ...that the Domesday Survey of 1086 refers to Medeltone (Melton Mowbray) as having a market, two water mills, two priests and a population of 200?
Did you know? ...that Henry VIII had six wives and that he had two of them executed? Luckily, Anne of Cleves, his fourth wife, survived - and lived in Melton Mowbray.