Who was the greatest soldier in British history? William The Conqueror? No. Prince Rupert or Oliver Cromwell? No. Wellington? Montgomery? Who then? Read on. In the late 12th Century, the monks claimed they had found two graves. In fact they found one, a woman’s, in the man’s grave was on a vellum manuscript in a lead lined casket. They needed two bodies to draw in pilgrims and money, so the story began to evolve. Here is a translation of the manuscript, long lost and only recently rediscovered.