Like the Romans 1600 years before him, King Charles I believed that draining the Fens could increase the value of the land, and therefore the taxes he could expect to collect from the farmers. Many local people, known as ‘Fen Tigers’ opposed the drainage of the fens which took away the common land they relied […]

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Now we are back to term-time scheduling, we hope you will enjoy this weeks #MuseumFromHome post which focuses on the beautiful landscape that surrounds us here in Ely, the Fens! The Fens is one of our most popular school sessions at Ely Musuem and we hope you will enjoy a small flavour of it today […]

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