Painted graffiti captured French seamen, which during the Seven years war between 1756 and 1763, for years, kept in harsh conditions.
French prisoners of war graffiti found on the walls of an English manor in the castle Set located in the County of Kent. These prints more than 250 years, informs Rus.Media in the world.
“They depict the court of the French sailors, who at that time was headed by king Louis XV”. It was one of the first global conflict in which Britain and France struggled for colonial possessions. Castle Set closed its doors to visitors for more than six months last winter for refurbishment. During her 18 and found graffiti, carved on the walls previously hidden.
When carried out the reconstruction of the Elizabethan towers found 16 specimens of the art of war. All 34 graffiti now to get examined.
“These findings confirm that in 1760-ies in the castle Set contained many men. Painted on the walls of the ships may have been the work of the prisoners, who dreamed of the sea and the journey home. Stay in this castle was not for people with weak nerves,” says archaeologist of the National Fund of great Britain Natalie Cohen.
Historians claim that the prison in the castle Set during the war was considered one of the worst in the UK.