also known as tumulus or burial mounds
A barrow is a mound of earth and stones raised over a burial chamber or grave. In Britain barrows date from before the conquest by the Romans and known types to be found in Dorset include round, bank, bell and long.
Examples of a Bank Barrow is the one at Long Bredy
Henry VIII reigned in the Tudor period of England. He is famous for having six wives while he was King and one of his daughters became the future Queen of England, Elizabeth I.
During his reign he dissolved the monasteries at Abbotsbury and Cerne Abbas.
In the 16th century Henry VIII built Sandsfoot Castle and Portland Castle to defend against possible invasion.
Learn more about Henry VIII (external link).