In 2006, St Bartholomew's Church in Much Marcle, England received UK£500,000 for restoration of the church. During the project, workers discovered a lead coffin in the tomb chest of Blanch Mortimer, daughter of 14th century traitor Sir Roger Mortimer, who overthrew King Edward II. English Heritage described the find as "astonishing." (photos, video)
"We are quite overwhelmed by the idea Blanch is still in the church," said The Reverend Howard Mayell, vicar for the parish. Tomb chests are usually empty, with the remains buried beneath, causing the surprise felt by experts working on the project.