Medieval 'Banksy' drawings discovered in Sussex

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Mysterious graffiti by a 'medieval Banksy' has been discovered in a 14th Century wine cellar in the Sussex town of Winchelsea.

The medieval etchings show the masts, rigging, hulls, flags, cross masts, and sails of sailing ships, inscribed into the plaster work.

Presenter Shaun Williamson asks archaeologist Matthew Champion about the origins of this medieval graffiti.

The Great British Story - From the White Cliffs to Hastings is broadcast on BBC One South East on Tuesday, 12 June at 22:35 BST and nationwide for seven days on iPlayer thereafter.

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