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Category: Castles

Kenilworth Castle

Excuse my directness, but, personally, I have a massive historical girl-boner for Kenilworth. Yes, it’s a huge medieval fortress, yes it had a gatehouse, yes it was the location for Roger Mortimer (grandfather to the Roger Mortimer who forced Edward […]

Portchester Castle

Late in 1345 this view of Portsdown Hill from the keep roof would have revealed a foreboding image. Edward III had announced war with France for its crown in 1337, and he had won a decisive naval victory at Sluys […]

Stokesay Castle

The above was my first view of Stokesay Castle, but the first time I saw it I was on a road trip with a friend, sometime in 2015, and we were on a castle budget (that is, a timetable of […]

Ludlow Castle

As a great many castles in England, Ludlow started as a Norman fortress, and the 11th century gatehouse part of the keep survives. It was raised to four storeys in the 12th Century, though the floors between levels are no […]