Hunting for treasure in Norfolk’s sandbanks


t’s not often that I’m up and out the door before dawn, but then it’s not every day that I go hunting for buried treasure. This is not any old treasure that we’re talking about, either – it’s the riches of King John that were last seen in 1216. 

The evil king (treacherous, lecherous and downright cruel are just some of the adjectives used to describe him) tried to cross the mudflats of The Wash, a tidal estuary in Norfolk and one of the largest in Britain, when rising waters trapped his baggage train. Swallowed by the sea, believers have been searching for the royal loot ever since.  

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